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Bytedance and Tencent Dog Head Trademark Application Rejected

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Is there anything finer as enthusiastic of emoticons than witnessing a dog head emoticons from your favorite multi-technology? On September 22, the multinational technology firm Tencent and Chinese-based tech giant Bytedance applied for “dog head” trademarks. But, Eventually, their application status was changed to review the refusal, and the international classification involved advertising sales and design research.

According to Qicha App, the Chinese-based microblogging website Weibo is also applied for the “dog head” trademark, and the status was changed to awaiting substantive review. 

According to multiple reports from IT, grounds has confirmed that WeChat, microblogging website Weibo and QQ have consecutively launched Gootou(Smiling and angry dog expressions)and Erha (humble dog emoticons) in China.

The dog head emoticons are inspired by Shiba Inu, a dog breed from the land of rising sun Japan. You should have been asking how it became popular; strangely, In 2010, the owner of Shiba Inu dog posted a bewitching photo of a dog on the internet; in a fraction of seconds, the dog became famous around the globe because the dog’s gestures were too preternatural. 

In February of this year, Tencent submitted several “dog head” graphical illustrations trademark delegated for use in the division like “advertising sales,” “metal materials,” “cloth sheets,” and “furniture.” On April 8, contrastingly to this, Weibo affiliated firms submitted applications for the “dog head” illustration trademark, which was delegated for use in many divisions.

On April 14, Bytedance also joins in the list by registering applications for the “dog head” illustration trademark. Bytedance came up with some mesmerizing creativity by bringing new emoticons named the “dog head battle” wordmark, which was labeled for use in “advertising sales,” “communication services.” It is understood the “dog head” emoticons registered by the three tech giants are pretty different in terms of graphical sketches.


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