The British company Threads Software Limited threatens to sue Meta for using the Threads name, reports Engadget.
Threads Software Limited is engaged in software development. It claims to have owned the Threads trademark since 2012.
According to the British company, Meta tried to buy the domain threads.app from it. However, the corresponding four offers were rejected. Eventually, the tech giant launched the Threads platform in the summer, and the Threads Software Limited Facebook account was deleted.
Now the British developer says it is giving Meta 30 days to stop using the Threads name. Otherwise, it is ready to apply to the UK courts for an injunction.
“Over the last 10 years, we have made a large investment in the Threads name and we did not want to potentially have to write-off this investment simply because Meta happened to like the name…” the British developer’s blog says.
Earlier, it was reported that Elon Musk and X, which was called Twitter before the rebranding, took over the account of @X from its first user.