Cognate uses blockchain tech to record proof-of-use of trademarks.
Donuts.Ventures, the investing arm of new top level domain name registry Donuts, has invested in Cognate. Cognate uses blockchain technology to record proof-of-use of trademarks.
I interviewed Cognate founder Bennett Collen on DNW Podcast #137. At the time, the business was based on saving records to show common law trademark rights. Since then, the company has added the ability to add proof-of-use for registered trademarks.
There are a number of potential ways that Donuts can help Cognate grow, including assisting the company with getting into the registrar channel to sell the product to business owners.