April 13, 2024


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Facebook Learns There’s Another Company Named Meta Already

Facebook rebranded as Meta last month, but a PC company already called Meta has something to say about that.

According to TMZ, another company already filed to trademark the word “Meta” back in August. This company is Meta PC, and it sells computers, laptops, tablets, and software. Founders Joe Darger and Zack Shutt said that they’ve been operating Meta PC for a little over a year now, but only recently filed to trademark the “Meta” brand.

However, Meta PC’s trademark hasn’t been granted yet, so whether the company gets it instead of Facebook is still up in the air. However, Darger and Shutt also said that they will relent on the trademark if Mark Zuckerburg is willing to pay at least $20 million.

Luckily, the founders also have a sense of humor. Meta PC’s Twitter account posted a meme of Zuckerburg holding one of the company’s products and presenting its logo. Additionally, Schutt posted a joke video of him announcing Meta PC’s new name, rebranding the company as “Facebook.”

In related news, photos of Meta/Facebook’s Apple Watch rival leaked last week.

George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey

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