Huawei’s “Hongmeng” trademark review was rejected

Huawei’s Hongmeng trademark reexamination is rejected.

The Beijing Intellectual Property Court issued a judgment on Wednesday rejecting Huawei’s application for re-examination of the trademark “Hongmeng” on the grounds that a similar trademark already existed. The verdict also said that the evidence provided by Huawei was insufficient to prove that “Hongmeng” had gained high popularity after being used by Huawei.

According to the judgment, Huawei, as the plaintiff, sued the State Intellectual Property Office in May last year in a dispute over the rejection of the Hongmeng trademark application. The court ruled that the plaintiff’s claim lacked factual and legal basis, the court did not support, and rejected the plaintiff Huawei’s claim. The case acceptance fee of 100 yuan was borne by Huawei Technologies.

The owner of the Hongmeng trademark was registered ten years ago and has been using it. And Huawei did not apply for it until two years ago.

On May 12, the enterprise search showed that Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. had applied for registration of the trademark “Hongmeng” in 2019, with the international classification of 42 categories of design research, and the status of the trademark process changed to rejection review in 2020.

The company’s trademark was registered in 2009 for the trademark “Hongmeng”, an international classification of 42 categories of design research, and the status of the trademark process was changed in 2020.

In September last year, Huawei and officially announced the launch of Hongmeng OS 2.0 system, looking forward to the hardware ecology and application ecology support Hongmeng OS and HMS, to create a two-wheel drive of software and hardware synergy of the whole scene of intelligent ecology. Last December, Huawei officially released HarmonyOS2.0 mobile developer Beta version.

Some netizens said: after all, people have long registered the trademark of Hongmeng! Can’t give you the back door because you are Huawei! Blame it on the fact that when Huawei came up with the trademark Hongmeng, it didn’t check to see if there were already companies registered! Now after vigorous publicity, ushered in is riding a tiger, it is estimated that only people’s corporate trademark to buy down, or the preliminary publicity in vain!