On October 28, Facebook impressed all users with its new virtual platform that they want to design to mix augmented reality and virtual reality. Mark Zuckerberg’s idea is to create a community of people who can interact in the form of avatars , however, changing the name of the company to ‘Meta’ can be expensive.
Zuckerberg announced the new name of his company.
The TMZ newspaper has shared a document in which the Meta PCs company presented a registered trademark with the Meta name in August of this year to create an entity that was intended for technological products such as computers, tablets or software.
Zack Shutt, the co-founder of the aforementioned company, told The Guardian that his company was founded in November 2020 , taking into account that he did not know anything about what would happen to Facebook in the future. They also recently submitted the necessary documents to formally register their trademark.
According to TMZ reports, at the moment the request for the Meta PCs trademark has not yet been granted, in addition, the company would be willing to renounce its name if Facebook pays it $ 20 million . On the other hand, Zuckerberg’s company believe they have the necessary rights to acquire the name on their products and services.
The registration of the brand ‘Meta’ by Meta PCs.The registration of the brand ‘Meta’ by Meta PCs.TMZ
The beginning of a battle between both companies
Zuckerberg’s company has already made its first dives into the virtual reality industry.
There is a possibility that a legal battle will be born between Meta PCs and Facebook’s Meta to find out who gets the trademark name in the end. The same day that Facebook’s name change was made public, Shutt shared a video on Twitter in which he made a parody similar to the one that Zuckerberg did when publishing the news.
“To reflect who we are and what we hope to build, I am proud to announce that we are now Facebook,” Shutt says in the video.