OpenAI OpCo, LLC has recently initiated the process of trademarking "GPT-5" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The filing, dated July 18, 2023, is now undergoing processing.

Digging deeper into the GPT-5 trademark move

As Windows Latest first reported and was subsequently echoed across Twitter, this trademark aims to encompass a vast spectrum of applications. Primarily, it seeks to include downloadable software and programs associated with language models, the artificial creation of human-like speech and text, and all aspects of natural language processing, be it generation, comprehension, or analysis.

The range further spans software that deals with machine-learning-driven language and speech interpretation, converting speech or text between languages, distributing datasets essential for machine learning, predictive analytics, and constructing language models.

Additionally, it pertains to software that can turn audio files into text, recognize voice and speech, produce and generate textual content, and design, execute, and assess algorithms with learning capabilities, especially when exposed to data. The scope also covers software designed for crafting and deploying artificial neural networks. In this context, OpenAI also aims to roll out these functionalities as Software as a Service (SaaS).

Currently, the application is under the "new application processing" phase, signifying its acceptance and the impending allocation to a review attorney.

To draw a parallel, OpenAI OpCo, LLC embarked on a similar trademark journey for GPT-4, dated March 13, 2023.

According to USPTO's records, they are presently reviewing applications lodged between September 29, 2022, and October 13, 2022.

Sam Altman on GPT-5's journey

OpenAI's move to trademark GPT-5 can be interpreted in various ways.

At a recent gathering, OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, shed light on GPT-5's evolution, stating, “The road ahead for GPT-5 is long. It demands significant time and effort. We're not nearing its completion. It mandates extensive safety reviews. I wish I had insights into GPT's forthcoming timeline.”

Although this doesn't necessarily hint at an imminent release of an enhanced language model, it does underscore OpenAI's unwavering commitment to furthering AI tech, especially in areas like natural language processing and machine learning.