The plot thickens! Turns out that doesn't actually own the name Meta because it belongs to another company that's currently in stealth mode.

That didn't seem to stop Facebook from publicly announcing the name change and branding, quite the Zuck move. :blobpopcorn:

Meta (the real one) have posted a public letter about this on their front page. I'm linking the Archive copy because the front page will be eventually replaced by an actual website:

@polychrome the crucial thing is the fact that Facebook's lawyers tried to buy that trademark off of that company, were told "no", but Facebook went with that name change anyway.

That means that:
a). Facebook *knew* of the other trademark;
b). Facebook decided to infringe anyway.

This is *intentional* trademark infringement. Ain't gonna end well for Facebook.


@rysiek they may have taken their cue from Apple who knowingly infringed on Cisco's iPhone trademark and later settled it in court.

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