Chicago-based tech company Meta Company has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for stealing its name and “livelihood” after renaming its social networking site to Meta.
In a statement, Meta Company founder Nate Skulic said Facebook lawyers were “hunting down” them to sell their names. When Facebook couldn’t buy them, the company said it aimed to “fill” the company with the power of the media.
“Facebook has committed trademark infringement and decided to call themselves Meta,” Skulic said in a company statement on October 28.
“They couldn’t buy us, so they tried to fill us with the power of the media. We shouldn’t be surprised by these actions-saying constantly and doing something else. From the company that does it. “
Meta Company has decided to file the necessary proceedings against Facebook. “This message could be considered a public cease and desist,” Sklik said.
“Facebook and its managers are acting deceptively and maliciously to all humanity, not just us,” he said.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced last month that he would give his company a new name, Meta. The name “Facebook” isn’t entirely exhaustive of what the company is doing right now, but is closely related to one product. But over time, we hope to be seen as a Metaverse company, Zuckerberg said.
“We rejected their offer for multiple reasons, that is, the low offer did not cover the cost of renaming us, and we do not want to disclose clients and intent At least two law firms were involved: one in the United States, which demanded trademarks and domains, and the other in Europe, actively saying “to sell domain registrations.” I got in touch.
“It’s a shame to have a relationship with a controversial and dominating company. We aim to be distinguished from Facebook’s totalitarian view of the future. Facebook and its founders. Hopefully the negative relationship with will be forgotten-but we won, don’t ignore the damage done, “Skulic elaborated.
Meta Company sues Facebook for “stealing” Facebook’s name