U.S. Air Force Files Trademark Application for Digital Metaverse ‘SpaceVerse’


The U.S. Air Force (USAF) filed a trademark application for “SpaceVerse” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to expand military training into the metaverse.

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In a tweet on Tuesday, “SpaceVerse” is designed to “converge terrestrial and space physical and digital realities” and “provides extended-reality training, testing, and operations environments”. The filing also added that it will provide a secure digital metaverse of synthetic and simulated extended-reality (XR) training, testing, and operational environments.

The application was submitted last Thursday, April 14. The trademark application has been accepted by the Office (has met the minimum filing requirements) and has not yet been assigned to an examiner.

Two weeks before the USAF filing, Payment company Mastercard filed for 15 trademarks related to NFTs, crypto, and metaverse. They include NFT-backed multimedia, marketplaces for digital goods, and metaverse-related payment transaction processing and e-commerce software business.

Another payment company American Express also filed for similar trademarks last month as Mastercard for “downloadable computer software for facilitating the transfer of a virtual payment card to an electronic mobile wallet,” among other areas.

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