BBC Files Trademark for Doctor Who Logo, Signals Expansion into Metaverse and NFT Space
Doctor Who fans around the world can look forward to an exciting new era of immersive experiences and collectibles as the BBC reportedly filed a trademark application for the Doctor Who logo. The move suggests that the broadcaster is planning to expand into the metaverse and the NFT space.
The trademark application, submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office on May 1, 2023, indicates that the BBC intends to offer Doctor Who NFTs using blockchain technology, as well as virtual reality software and wearable digital devices.
Doctor Who, a British science fiction television series that has been entertaining audiences since 1963, follows the adventures of a time-travelling alien known as the Doctor, who explores the universe in a time machine called the TARDIS. The show enjoys a massive global following and a dedicated fan base.
The #BBC has filed a trademark application for the Doctor Who logo covering:— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) May 8, 2023
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▶️ Video Games
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▶️ Sound + Video Recordings
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The BBC’s entry into the world of digital collectibles and the potential step into the metaverse offers fans a chance to engage with the popular British science fiction television series in unique new ways.
While the broadcaster has yet to make an official statement, fans are excited about the possibilities that this development could bring. Doctor Who enthusiasts may soon be able to bid on their favourite moments from the Doctor’s adventures or own a piece of the series through digital collectibles or Doctor Who NFTs.
In 2021, BBC Studios partnered with Reality Gaming Group to develop Doctor Who: Worlds Apart digital trading card game. The card game allows fans to collect digital versions of their favourite Doctor Who characters, scenes, and objects in the form of trading cards, and is protected on the blockchain.