20.9 C
New York
HomeBusinessMoneySussex's Tik Tok takes on China's TikTok

Sussex’s Tik Tok takes on China’s TikTok

Small IT firm, Tik Tok International Limited based in business park in West Sussex, is taking on its social media giant namesake in the courts










A small IT firm, Tik Tok International Limited which is based in a business park in West Sussex, is taking on its social media giant namesake in the courts. 

Court filings reveal it is the second legal skirmish with TikTok in as many months after the Chinese giant sought the cancellation of the English firm’s trade mark. 

The Mail on Sunday understands Tik Tok International, a computer services company, was launched by two brothers.

Battle: Court filings reveal it is the second legal skirmish with TikTok in as many months after the Chinese giant sought the cancellation of the English firm’s trade mark

TikTok declined to comment. In the previous trade mark ruling, the $34billion video-sharing social network was ultimately successful.

But the Sussex firm is now seeking to appeal that decision with new lawyers. 

The ruling from the Intellectual Property Office found that there is a ‘likelihood of direct confusion’ between the two marks, with the smaller party’s name being declared invalid. 

TikTok is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, The claim is being fought by subsidiary TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited.

Stay Connected
16,985FansLike
52,146FollowersFollow
2,458FollowersFollow
spot_img
Must Read
You might also like

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here