Yeezus, Kanye (Ye) West's clothing line, has submitted 17 trademark applications, indicating a likely foray into the NFT market.
The 17 applications come months after West chastised non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in a now-deleted Instagram post in February.
In January, Ye posted an Instagram photo of a handwritten note in January that said, "Do not ask me to do a fucking NFT," adding "Ask me later."
Despite his apparent apprehension, he may now be planning a move into the market, according to freshly filed trademark applications.
The applications include "blockchain-based non-fungible collectibles, assets, currencies, and tokens" and "online retail store services providing downloaded movies, videos, television, music, entertainment, and digital art," according to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
It's unknown whether or not the trademarks will be used right away, or how they'll be used. The trademarks are filed on a 1B basis, which suggests that the applicants have a genuine intention to use the trademarks in the future, but they don't have to specify when that would be.
In contrast, 1A applications are filed after a trademark has already been used.