TikTok could return as “TickTock” in India, revealing trademark

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Since the Indian government banned the popular short video platform TikTok, we’ve seen many companies try to capture potential markets with similar video products such as Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts. However, according to a recent trademark list, TikTok could soon return to India to claim the crown of the most popular short video platform.

It’s been found A recent trademark application by TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, tipster Mukul Sharma (aka stufflistings) suggests the possibility of a platform revival in India.Trademark application Platform called TickTock And recently, it was submitted by a Chinese giant to India’s CGPDTM (Directorate General of Patent, Design and Trademark Management) platform.

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Image courtesy of Mukul Sharma (Twitter)

Therefore, according to the trademark application, it will be a service related to “Hosting multimedia entertainment content, hosting multimedia and interactive applications.” So, as you can imagine, this is similar to the counterpart currently banned in India. But other than this, there is no real evidence of when it will go on sale domestically.

Now, it’s worth mentioning that the trademark application will come in a few days, according to ByteDance sources. printing Chinese companies aim to resume operations in India and the United States. According to the report, sources cited India’s new IT rules and new rules set by the Western Biden administration to encourage authorities. “To check security, not to ban Chinese apps altogether.”

Still, given the fact that ByteDance is a China-based company, it would be difficult to prove its security eligibility in India. Therefore, if they release TikTok under a different name and still use a Chinese server to host their online content, they may be treated the same as before. Krafton faced a backlash after it was discovered that Battlegrounds Mobile India was sending data for Indian users to a server in China.