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The English Premier League files two patent applications with the US trademarks and Patent office.

The English Premier League is the latest sporting giant to kick off its NFT ambitions. The famous UK football company has filed for two trademarks at the US Patents and Trademark Office.

The applications mention NFT licenses. The trademark applications focus on the use of the iconic lion logo from the premier league. The second patent centers on the trophy with a crown and the two golden lions.

This comes as no surprise when fan tokens have taken the crypto world by storm and many football clubs across Europe have demonstrated their NFT interest with the launch of branded NFT collections.

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Football clubs with NFT collections and Fan Tokens

Many football clubs and associations today are exploring the world of NFTs on various marketplaces. The new channel of communication is enabling a different connection with fans.

Digital collectible platform Sorare has secured deals with some of the major football organizations around the world, including Spain's LaLiga, Germany's Bundesliga and Major League Soccer in the US. This has created new streams of revenue and allows users to buy, sell and collect NFTs of their favorite players using cryptocurrency.

Sorare raised $680 million in Series B funding last year and is backed by some of the world's best-known sports stars, including Serena Williams, Rio Ferdinand, and Gerard Pique.

As the interest continues to grow so to do the Fan tokens. Despite the current slump in the market, Fan Coins are up 9.36% according to Cryptoslate data.

The English Premier League trademark applications signal the league's interest in the NFT space. Fans connecting with the digital assets of their favorite players and clubs are likely to continue into the future.