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Crypto.com has applied for #trademark registration at the USPTO

Kinetic Progression LLC, operators of the domain Crypto.com, have applied for the registration of the mark CRYPTO.COM with the USPTO.

Crypto.com was registered in May 1993, as one of the early domains when registrations were free. The domain was sold in 2018 for an estimated $12 million dollars.

The CRYPTO.COM mark is being claimed for the following services:

Cryptocurrency hardware wallets; Computer hardware for cryptocurrency mining; Downloadable computer software for managing cryptocurrency transactions using blockchain technology; Downloadable computer software for managing and validating cryptocurrency transactions using blockchain-based smart contracts; Downloadable computer software for managing and verifying cryptocurrency transactions on a blockchain; Downloadable computer software for use as a cryptocurrency wallet; Downloadable software for generating cryptographic keys for receiving and spending cryptocurrency

Provision of an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of downloadable digital assests [sic] authenticated by non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

Cryptocurrency exchange services; Cryptocurrency exchange services featuring blockchain technology; Cryptocurrency payment processing; Cryptocurrency trading services; Financial brokerage services for cryptocurrency trading; Financial consultation in the field of cryptocurrency; Providing financial information in the field of cryptocurrency

Electronic storage of cryptocurrency for others; Providing a website featuring technology that enables users to generate printable cryptocurrency wallets; Providing on-line non-downloadable computer software for use as a cryptocurrency wallet; Providing on-line non-downloadable software for generating cryptographic keys for receiving and spending cryptocurrency; Providing technology information in the field of cryptocurrency; Providing temporary use of non-downloadable web-based decentralized applications (DApps) for cryptocurrency; Providing user authentication services using blockchain-based software technology for cryptocurrency transactions; Technological consulting in the field of cryptocurrency

Legal information services in the field of cryptocurrency

The date of first use for the CRYPTO.COM mark is not defined in the application. There are no sales listed for the domain Crypto.com at NameBio.

Crypto.com was in the possession of Matt Blaze who stated in early 2018 that the domain Crypto.com was not for sale. The massive amount of money offered made him change his mind, eventually.

Why was CRYPTO.COM applied for as a trademark at the USPTO?

It’s an ongoing trend among owners of generic domain names, following the decision by SCOTUS on the Booking.com trademark application.

Since then, dozens of generic domain names have been applied to be registered as trademarks, inclusive of the TLD. We keep track of these applications, and so far none has been decided upon.

As of January 5th, 2021, BOOKING.COM is a registered trademark with the USPTO.

Will these applications become the new norm? Watch this video from NamesCon Online 2020.


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One Response to “Crypto.com has applied for #trademark registration at the USPTO”
  1. amplify says:

    You’d think it’d be trademarked way before putting in a $700M bid for the naming rights of the Staples Center!

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