For companies that are planning to mint their own Branded Tokens (BT), OST tokens owned (and designated for minting) by the companies will be locked and removed from the circulating supply, to mint the BTs at the fixed conversion rate.

Once OST are staked against BT, any end user/customer who has earned or purchased or otherwise acquired one of those BT has a legal right to the staked OST against it. Any OST staked that are not backing up any such earned OST, could be unstaked at any time so long as the associated BT were also burned and removed from circulation.