ByteDance filled TikTok name as ‘TickTock’
TikTok hints that coming again to India soon as its parent company ByteDance has filed a trademark. The short-form video app with the Controller General of Patents, styles and Trade Marks. It had been among the fifty nine Chinese apps that the govt. illegal in June last year. Shortly when the ban, the TikTok app was force from app stores and have become inaccessible on Indian networks. Platforms together with Facebook’s Instagram, however, integrated the same expertise that was originally offered on TikTok to fill its gap for Indian users.
ByteDance filed the trademark application for TikTok with the title “TickTock” on Gregorian calendar month July 6. the applying, initial according by advisor Mukul Sharma on Twitter and severally verified by Gadgets 360, was filed underneath the category forty two of the Fourth Schedule to Trade Mark Rules, 2002, that’s meant for “scientific and technological services and analysis design relating thereto; industrial analysis and analysis services; design and development of component and software system.
ByteDance didn’t answer a call for participation for comment at the time of writing. This report are going to be updated once we hear back.
According to media reports, ByteDance has been in talks with the govt. on delivery TikTok hints back to the country. The Chinese company additionally assured officers that it’d work to befits the new IT rules.
ByteDance in 2019 appointed its chief nodal and grievance officer in India. it’s one amongst the key necessities of the IT rules for ‘significant’ social media intermediaries that have over fifty 100000 users within the country.
However, despite having the nodal and grievance officer in situ. ByteDance-owned TikTok moon-faced the nationwide ban last year for threatening the country’s “sovereignty and integrity” amid border tensions with China.
Planning Tie-up With Reliance Industries
Months when the ban, ByteDance reportedly had discussions with Reliance Industries for AN investment in TikTok to revive its business within the country. That discussion, however, didn’t facilitate bring any changes.
At the time of its ban, TikTok had around twenty large integer users within the country. Those users were attracted by platforms together with Instagram and YouTube through their integrated offerings Reels and Shorts, severally. Some Indian TikTok alternatives additionally emerged within the market to require advantage of its ban and benefit on the demand for short-form video apps within the thick of the national internment.
Earlier this month, PUBG Mobile was also part of a series of apps banned in China last year. But now returning to India as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Shein, a Chinese e-commerce platform banned last year, is also trying to re-enter China through Amazon Prime. On sale every day next week.