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Huawei files to trademark its 'Hongmeng' OS in Europe, 9 other countries

The move comes after the Trump administration put Huawei on a blacklist last month that barred it from doing business with US tech companies such as Alphabet Inc

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China’s has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a UN body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as US sanctions threaten its business model.

The move comes after the Trump administration put on a blacklist last month that barred it from doing business with US tech such as Alphabet Inc, whose Android OS is used in Huawei’s phones.

Since then, - the world's biggest maker of telecoms network gear — has filed for a Hongmeng trademark in countries such as Cambodia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand, data from the UN World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) shows.

First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 00:21 IST
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