Nissan files 4 new web3 trademarks, trials sales in the metaverse

Japanese automotive model Nissan has turn out to be the newest automotive producer to ramp up its Web3 efforts, submitting 4 new Web3-related emblems filed in the US, whereas its Japan unit is experimenting with auto gross sales within the metaverse.

In keeping with Nissan’s Mar. 7 trademark functions to the US Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO), the brand new filings cowl its Infiniti, Nismo and Nissan manufacturers.

The filings to the USPTO reveal Nissan’s plans to create digital garments, automobiles, headgear, buying and selling playing cards, toys, tickets, and an NFT market for buying and selling and minting NFTs. 

The corporate has additionally outlined plans for metaverse promoting companies and different “leisure companies” masking on-line video, pictures, paintings, tickets, audio, sounds, music, and buying and selling playing cards, together with a web site that has data on the whole lot about Nissan’s proposed NFTs and the way they may work.

There are additionally intentions for “non-downloadable laptop software program to be used as a digital pockets,” in line with the submitting.

Check drive a Nissan within the metaverse

Final week on Mar. 8, Nissan Japan announced it’s conducting a three-month “demonstration experiment” of its digital retailer “Nissan Hype Lab” to “research, seek the advice of, check drive, and buy Nissan automobiles,” whereas within the metaverse. 

Nissan Hype Lab. Supply: Nissan

“On the similar time we’ll study the opportunity of new gross sales strategies for automobiles,” it wrote in an announcement.

The trial, which runs from Mar. 8 to Jun. 30, will enable clients to go to the digital storefront “24 hours a day” through a PC or smartphone. Clients can create their very own custom-made avatars and between sure hours, may even work together with digital gross sales workers. 

Picture of a check drive in Nissan Hype Lab. Supply: Nissan

Clients could make an order for the automotive and finalize buy contracts by this digital gross sales workplace, in line with the announcement.

The Nissan Hype Lab permits customers to buy Nissan automobiles within the Metaverse. Supply: Nissan 

Nissan additionally previously filed 5 trademark functions in October 2022 for a few of its extra outstanding automotive fashions, together with SKYLINE, Z, and GTR.

On the time, trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis stated the automotive model’s filings signaled plans for NFT-backed media, on-line NFT marketplaces, digital wallets, NFT minting, buying and selling and storing software program.

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Automotive big Normal Motors has additionally been very energetic with NFT-related filings, with its newest trademark functions on Feb. 16 masking its Chevrolet and Cadillac manufacturers.

American automotive producer Ford Motor Firm, prepped its entry into the world of NFTs and the Metaverse final September, submitting 19 trademark functions throughout its main automotive manufacturers.

Regardless of the continuing crypto winter and bear market, multinational companies are nonetheless pushing ahead with trademark functions masking Web3, crypto, nonfungible tokens (NFTs), and the Metaverse.

Kondoudis stated that there have been document numbers of trademark functions for NFTs, Metaverse and crypto-related merchandise in 2022.

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