Tech-giant formerly known as Facebook announced a rebrand and a change of its name to Meta. Following that, there were many discussions about whether a company as big as Facebook could even end up holding a complete monopoly over such generic word given hundreds of already existing trademarks in the same field of services. The results of these disputes will be decisive for the future of Meta.
Importance of brand protection for IT companies
Insights, key indicators and case studies that inspire developers of tech solutions.
Key indicators on the importance of brands
A cross-sectional survey with a representative sample of 10,000 consumers was used to assess the consumers' attitudes towards the extent to which a brand influences their purchase behaviour and their willingness to pay premium prices.
Perceived importance of brand
Willingness to pay premium for brand
“WebSell is an all-in-one platform, meaning that we handle everything when getting businesses online. We have big plans for the brand so securing a trademark for our new name in various territories was essential.” Read the full story of WebSell, another satisfied client of Trama, from the perspective of Cillian McGillycuddy, marketing manager at WebSell.
“Our goal at Cyber Expedite™ is to modernise the cyber security service procurement industry, to help organisations answer one simple question: I know I need a security service; I just don’t know what to ask for and who provides that service. We put so much effort into trading names and reviewing web domain registrations etc, why would you not want to protect that?” Cyber Expedite, founded by Niall McEvoy, seeks to add value to every organisation by simplifying the scoping and delivery of cyber security solutions and services.
SquidWeb represents a single solution enterprise software encompassing every tool needed by event staffing companies to smoothly run business - and will be developed now to an industry-independent ERP system. In-depth automation, time savings through effective collaboration and service guarantee make SquidWeb stand out, contributing towards the success the company has achieved over the last 2 decades. The full story of SquidWeb’s origin dating back to the student days of its founder Simon Stürtz is truly inspiring and so are the current brand protection efforts that we explore together with Kristina Huch.
It has been some time since Meta (former Facebook) has announced its change of the business name  and also much wider transition of its activities into metaverse. Since then, much has been written about that but let us allow some additional thoughts on “Why Meta?” and what does it mean from the trademark perspective.
TrackMyStack is an app built first and foremost to solve a real problem - helping individuals to easily track their financial situation with maximum ease and retain an up to date view of their investments. “The app stores are a bit like the Wild West sometimes, so we want to be able to prevent others apps from trying to imitate our branding.” Read the full story of the founder of TrackMyStack, Georgios Kounenis.
WeCodePixels has been helping entrepreneurs with web and mobile development projects since 2014. Respecting the uniqueness of each and every client, the customer-centric focus of this IT development company is reflected in the satisfaction of its numerous clients, including Global O-Ring and Seal, Orange Amps, Men’s Health, FHM, among others. No matter how small or large the project is, WeCodePixels provides tailored solutions to aid web and mobile development from the initial idea to launch.
This trademark infringement case between Microsoft and MikeRoweSoft represents one of the classic legal disputes in the field of intellectual property law. In case you are not already familiar with it, this article summarises the key issues and outlines lessons for brand protection for software companies in particular.
There is a myriad of reasons why trademark registration is of a crucial importance for software companies. This article presents a concise summary of 12 key reasons why every developer of software solutions should think about registering for a trademark.
This case illustrates the level of protection enabled by a successful trademark registration against providers of similar services that seek to pass off of the good name of this business.