George Michael’s IP Holding Company Files NFT Trademark Application
George Michael’s IP Holding company has filed an NFT and metaverse trademark application, with plans to launch virtual goods, clothing, retail services, and more mentioned.
George Michael’s IP Holding company, Big Geoff Overseas Limited, has filed an NFT and metaverse trademark application earlier this month in order to use the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s name for various content in the world of Web3.
As has traditionally been the case, this application has also been revealed by USPTO licensed trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis. The application itself was filed on July 7, showing plans to use Michael’s name for virtual goods, NFT authenticated media, clothing, footwear, retail services, entertainment activities, and more. Specifically, the filling notes downloadable music sound recordings, prerecorded videos, downloadable digital files that are authenticated by NFTs; video, music, audio and image files authenticated by non-fungible tokens, and more. There also seem to be plans for clothing, footwear, and headgear, as well as retail services. Fan club services are also noted in the filling, including plans for sporting and cultural activities.
George Michael was an English singer-songwriter who sold between 100 million and 125 million records around the globe, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. His first solo was “Careless Whisper,” released in 1984, topping the charts in more than 20 different countries, including the US and UK. The popular British pop artist was a part of the Wham! duo, releasing one of the most favorite Christmas songs in the world, “Last Christmas.”
Last year, Christina Aguilera filed Web3 trademarks for virtual concerts and NFTs, while Lizzo filed 7 NFT trademarks for her signature flute, and Miley Cyrus entered the metaverse with 2 trademark filings.