From NFT projects to Metaverse renderings, we’ve seen so many famous people, both alive and dead, solidify their place in the web3 landscape. As Web3 and its products become ever more common, more famous people are likely to use it in their work.
One of these seems to be the famous boxer Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016. This happened because on October 18, 2022, the boxer’s estate filed a trademark for web3 products like NFTs.
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Ali’s estate filed a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the number 6881575. According to tweets from trademark attorney Michael Kondoudis, the trademark will cover a wide range of products.
Some of these are downloadable clothes and media that has been verified by NFT. This means that there could be a lot more Web3 projects that use the boxing icon’s image and likeness. This is also the newest in a growing list of web3 trademarks filed by famous people. Even the Mean Girls franchise has filed a web3 trademark, making it one of the most popular ways for celebrities to brand themselves.
No matter what projects come out of this, though, they won’t be Ali’s first time on web3. Studio Pictures declared in May 2022 that they would be making a biopic about Muhammad Ali and launching NFTs related to the film.