Trademark data show that Chinese Huawei has submitted applications to register its “Hongmeng” operating system in Europe and at least nine countries.
This step suggests that the Chinese company could implement a reserve plan in key markets, under the threat of US sanctions.
The move comes after the administration of US President Donald Trump put the company on a blacklist last month, preventing it from working with American technology companies, like the company that Huawei used its Android operating system in its phones.
Huawei, the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunication network equipment, has applied for registration of the Hongmeng brand in Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, and New Zealand, according to data from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the United Nations.
The company also applied for registration in Peru on May 27, according to the antitrust authority.
In one of our previous reports, we reported that Huawei was developing its own operating system, with no details on the launch schedule of the new system.
It was also confirmed that Huawei, according to reports last Tuesday, had shipped one million phones running the new Hongmeng operating system.
Huawei, the second-largest smartphone maker in the world, has yet to release details about the new operating system.
The trademark registration shows that Huawei wants to use “Hongmeng” in various devices, from smartphones to laptops and TVs.
In China – its domestic market – Huawei applied for registration of the Hongmeng brand in August of last year and received approval last month, according to a notice on China’s rights administration website of intellectual property.
Huawei has not yet commented on the information published by Reuters.
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