TikTok Might Return As “TickTock” in India, Reveals Trademark

the popular short-video platform TikTok was banned in India by Indian Government on June 29, 2020, over national security issues. we have seen many companies try to capture the potential market with similar video products such as Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts. However, as per a recent trademark listing, TikTok might soon make its comeback to India to again to be the the most popular short-video platform.

by tipster Mukul Sharma (aka stufflistings), a recent trademark application by ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, suggests the possible return of the platform in India. The trademark application is for a platform dubbed TickTock and was recently filed by the Chinese giant at India’s CGPDTM (Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks) platform.

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Image Courtesy: Mukul Sharma (Twitter)

Now, it is worth mentioning that the trademark application comes days after ByteDance sources reportedly told The Print that the Chinese company is aiming to restart operations in India and the USA. As per the report, the source cited the New IT Rules in India and the new rules set by the Biden Administration in the west that encourage the authorities to review the security of Chinese apps, instead of outright banning them.