US Air Force files patent for SpaceVerse metaverse
The United States Air Force has filed a trademark application for their own metaverse called SpaceVerse.
The United States Air Force seems to be prepping to fly digitally with its latest trademark application filing to the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). The patent in question has to do with a metaverse they call “SpaceVerse”.
Submitted this month, SpaceVerse is defined in the application as a “secure digital metaverse” that not only merges “terrestrial and space physical and digital realities,” but also aims to offer “synthetic and simulated extended-reality (XR) training, testing and operations environments.” The filing was revealed in a tweet by Mike Kondoudis, a licensed trademark attorney for the USPTO.
Last year in June, the US Space Force teamed up with Ethernity Chain to launch an NFT collection called “Armstrong Satelite NFT Launch with Space Force” resembling patches and coins that are made for the 5th vehicle in the GPS Block III. In November 2021, the US Navy signed a deal with Consensus Networks worth $1.5 million, with the aim of creating HealthNet, a logistics system with blockchain at its core.
The US Air Force isn’t the only notable name to have filed a metaverse-related trademark application this month. Global payment company Mastercard has filed in not one, but 15 different patents that mention NFTs and the metaverse, revealing details such as payment card processing in the metaverse, authenticating music files using NFTs and more.