Huawei has reportedly filed its application to trademark its operating system Hongmeng following the Chinese tech giant’s inclusion in the ‘blacklist’ barring it from doing business with U.S.
According to a report by Reuters, Huawei is seeking to trademark Hongmeng in countries including Cambodia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand. The Chinese tech company also filed an application in Peru last May.
Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei’s public affairs and communications, said: “Huawei is in the process of potentially launching a replacement. Presumably we’ll be trying to put trademarks.”
According to Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s consumer division, the company has prepared its plan to have its own OS once it gets cut off from Microsoft Windows and Google Android.
Meanwhile, U.S. State Department’s director for international communications policy Jonathan Fritz said while speaking with reporters in Brussels: “It is a fair question to ask if one decides to go with Huawei and Huawei continues to be on our entity list, will Huawei be able to actually deliver what it promises any particular client.”
While the tech giant has not revealed details about its OS, huaweri is reportedly seeking to use Hongmeng for gadgets such as smartphones and portable computers to robots and car televisions.
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