Although several months have passed since Facebook changed its name to Meta without problems, now a small company called “Meta” has appeared that wants to sue Meta for calling itself Meta!
According to the source , an installation-art company called META (or Meta.is) announced last Tuesday that it will sue Meta (formerly Facebook) for trademark infringement, alleging that changing Mark Zuckerberg’s company name infringes on the smaller company’s trademark. “On October 28, 2021, Facebook took over our META brand and name, putting our blood, sweat and tears in construction for more than twelve years,” the small company says in its post.
“Today, after eight months of trying to negotiate with Facebook in good faith to no avail, we had no choice but to file a lawsuit against them.”
Meta.is accuses Meta (formerly Facebook) of defaming it
Oddly enough, the affected company bases its case in large part on the recent Facebook scandal, and Meta.is says Facebook’s bad reputation makes it difficult to share the brand name with them.
Where the small company believes that users will mistake its services with the company “Meta” that owns Facebook and will think that they are a spin-off from that group, which will negatively affect their work.
This small company’s position puts it in the unenviable position of having already completely rebranded Facebook to Meta, and the name change is now official – including separate labels for messaging, social networking and financial services.
Therefore, if the company continues its lawsuit, it will enter an uphill and long battle whose end we do not know.
Also, this case raises the question about other companies that already bear the name “Meta” and do not work in the field of technology, which are different companies in the United States of America working in areas such as steel and prosthetics, so will these companies also file a lawsuit against Meta “Facebook” previously”?
Or does Meta.is want to get some free publicity out of its case or maybe you want to get some money from the big company?!