British software firm asks Meta to stop using Threads name

In response to the decentralized community service Threads, designed to concentrate discussion on topical matters and launched by Meta’s Instagram, the British software firm Threads Software has instructed its solicitors to issue a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that Meta discontinue the use of the Threads name within the United Kingdom.

Threads Software has underscored its ownership of the Threads trademark, warning that should Meta fail to cease the usage of the Threads moniker within 30 days, the company will seek a court injunction.

According to the statement by the attorneys appointed by Threads Software, the trademark for the Threads name was initially registered in 2012 and has been employed for a communications hub service that archives enterprise email, tweet messages, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call content.

Before this, Meta had, through its appointed legal counsel, made overtures to acquire the corresponding domain name ‘’ from Threads Software, which perceives itself to be under a severe threat from Meta.