Facebook Likely to Face Legal Action from Meta Company for Infringing its Name

The Chicago-based tech company is moving to court alleging that the social media company has taken its name. Nate Skulic, Founder, Meta Company, said that since Facebook failed to buy them, it is now trying to “bury” them with the force of media. 

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Meta Company’s stand

Skulic also said that Facebook is committing a trademark infringement after rebranding to Meta. He added that they are not surprised by this turn of events after the company failed to acquire Meta Company. 

Facebook’s lawyers have been trying to persuade Meta Company for three months. He said that they turned down Facebook’s offer on different bases and it was not enough to cover the cost of changing their name. At present, two law firms are involved in this dispute between the two companies. 

He said that it is very unfortunate that Meta Company is linked with a company that is ridden with controversy. The negative association with Facebook will be forgotten soon because the damages will be very hard to ignore.

Now, Meta Company is firm on its stand about taking legal action against Facebook. Meta, formerly Facebook, has not responded to these allegations. 

Meta Company filed for a live trademark in 2016, which lists the registrant at Chicago, Illinois. However, the twist is that there is a 2015 trademark registered for Meta, and the owner is listed as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

A US-based company named Meta PC is asking for $20 million from Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta. The company has asked the software company to withdraw its registration application and drop the name ‘Meta’.

Mark Zuckerberg downplays ‘name change’

Over the past few years, the social networking company has come under the gun for breaching users’ data privacy. Mark Zuckerberg tried to hint that this is not a rebranding project, the first-ever step of this nature in its 17 years of existence. 

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Karandeep V

Karandeep V

Karandeep was born in Pune, Maharashtra, an upcoming metropolitan city in the Western region of India. While most members of his family are engineers, he had different ideas. He was more inclined toward exploring the non-technical aspects of a business, which is why he studied Bachelors of Business Administration at Symbiosis International University, Pune.  Having said that, his love for new and upcoming technologies remained intact, which is why he has written extensively about technology throughout his career. After a brief stint with a gaming company at the beginning of his career, he discovered that his love for writing was not temporary.  Being a tech geek, he always liked installing and playing around with new applications on his mobile devices and the home desktop. He was fascinated by how technology can simplify even the most mundane and complex tasks with just a few commands. He keeps a close eye on how businesses use different tools to streamline their operations to boost productivity and efficiency. At ToolsMetric, he writes product reviews that cover the main features and specifications of different enterprise applications. The sheer amount of innovation and hard work that goes into building these tech solutions is one of the reasons why Karandeep loves reviewing these tools. Besides product reviews, he also writes interesting news articles and blogs that track the latest developments in the tech industry.  When he is not writing, you can find him rooted to his seat playing video games, watching movies, or supporting his favorite football team. Since his childhood, he has always loved to travel and explore new places. Traveling is a major part of his life due to a myriad of reasons such as experiencing new cultures, food, and traditions. His other hobbies include playing football, cooking, and running.  You can find him on LinkedIn here.

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