The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is reportedly moving to trademark its operating system name as “Hongmeng” in nine countries including Europe, data from U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows, in an indicate might be using other plan in major market as U.S. sanctions warned its business model.
After President Donald Trump administration put Huawei on banned a month ago, Alphabet banded Huawei out of its Android updates.
The world’s largest maker of telecommunications network equipment, Huawei has filed for a Hongmeng trademark in different countries like Cambodia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand.
A trade mark application for Hongmeng was filed with Peru’s National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) on May 27, a news agency reported.
In an interview earlier this year to the CEO of the company’s consumer division Richard Yu, the Chinese tech giant Huawei has a reserve operating system in case it is cut off from United States made software.
The world’s second-biggest maker of smartphones, Huawei has not yet exposed details regarding its operating system.
Huawei wants to utilize Hongmeng for gadgets extending from smartphones, portable computers to robots and also for vehicle televisions.
Huawei moved for a Hongmeng trademark in August a year ago and received permission a month ago, China’s intellectual property administration’s website said.
Huawei refused to remark.
The Chinese tech giant first applications to trademark the Hongmeng operating system outside China on May 14 to the European Union Intellectual Property Office and South Korea, or after the U.S. signaled it would stock Huawei on an export blacklist, according to WIPO data.
Over a year Huawei comes under escalating inspection led by the U.S. accusations that “back doors” in its routers, switches and other equipment could enable China to scout on U.S. communications.
Customers have been shocked by how the issues have growth with a lot of seeking to offload their devices on concerns they would be remove from Android updates arise of the U.S. ban.
According to a senior Huawei executive, the hopes of Huawei to be the world’s top selling telecommunications maker in the fourth quarter this year have been deferred.
Peru’s Indecopi needs a lot of information from Huawei before it can apply a trademark for Hongmeng in the Peru. There are 5.5 million Huawei phone users in the country.
Huawei spokesperson in Peru refused to give a comment and the Chinese embassy in Lima did not answered for a comment.