There is a good news for the users of Tiktok, that Tiktok can come again in India. A year after its ban in India, popular short video app TikTok may make a comeback in the country as TikTok, according to a new trademark application filed by Bytedance. Tipster Mukul Sharma said on Twitter that TikTok’s parent company ByteDance filed a trademark for TikTok with the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks earlier this month.
According to the post, the trademark application was filed on July 6 and its service description reads, “Hosting multimedia entertainment content, hosting multimedia and interactive applications.” However, apart from this, there is no other concrete information about the possible return of Tiktok.
So far no official statement has come from the company’s side. However, an online report quoted a ByteDance source as saying that the company is keen to resume operations in India after the new IT regulations come into force.
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The news of the new application comes after a ByteDance source told ThePrint a few days ago that the company is looking forward to restarting operations in view of the new IT regulations of the Modi government and the Biden administration. Instead of banning Chinese apps outright, the new US rules will review their security.
Since the ban of TikTok, many tech companies like Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat have started their own short video platforms in the form of Reel, Shorts and Spotlight.
Earlier this month, South Korean developer Krafton launched BattleGrounds Mobile India, a rebranded version of PUBG Mobile that was banned last year as part of the Chinese app ban.
Battlegrounds Mobile India pre-registrations on Google Play for Android reached 40 million, with 20 million participating in the game’s Early Access launch.
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