META sues Meta for stealing her name

The company, which has carried the Meta name for more than a decade, has decided to sue Facebook and Instagram’s parent company for “blatant violation of fundamental intellectual property rights” by calling itself Meta.

New York-based META.is filed suit against Meta in Manhattan Federal Court.

“Facebook flagrantly violated basic intellectual property rights enshrined in U.S. law to destroy the small company Meta,” META’s lawyers wrote in accordance with the demands, arguing that “the company has no chance against the giant Facebook.”

Founded in 2010, META.is creates “living multi-sensory experiences” with “experiential and immersive technologies” at events such as SXSW, Coachella and Cannes Lions.

After billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg announced his rebrand from Facebook to Meta in October 2021, META.is said it contacted the social media giant with evidence of infringement of the company’s intellectual property rights.

Source: New York Post.

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