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Mark Zuckerberg’s desire to transform Facebook’s identity may not be easy, because we’ve uncovered that someone was already ahead of him in trying to secure the “Meta” trademark… and they’re willing to give it up to Zuck for a high price.
Back in August, the creators of a firm named Meta PC submitted a trademark application for the word “Meta” to be used for computers, laptops, tablets, software, and other tech-related things – thus, right in Facebook’s wheelhouse.
Joe Darger and Zack Shutt, the company’s creators, tell us that they’ve been running Meta PC for a little over a year, but they just filed paperwork to formally trademark their brand.
While Meta PC’s trademark petition has yet to be granted, they have a leg up on Zuckerberg if he attempts to claim it for his rebranded company.
Darger and Shutt tell us they’re willing to give up their quest to secure the phrase in exchange for a $20 MILLION payment from Zuck.
The fee may appear exorbitant, but Darger and Shutt believe that giving up the TM will necessitate rebranding their entire company… which, of course, will be prohibitively expensive.
Whether or not they have a trademark, Meta PC has already realised some of the benefits of Facebook’s announcements, with a 5,000 percent increase in followers across their social media outlets… not bad.
According to a source close to the discussions, Meta (Facebook) believes they have the required rights to use the “Meta” trademark for their goods and services.
Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah