In the past, Huawei has been involved in many lawsuits and trademark as well as patent disputes. Despite the outcome, Huawei continues to make new technologies and win consumers’ hearts. Recently, a well-known tech maker – Sony has come into the discussion and filed a lawsuit against Huawei over its smartwatch trademark.
What’s the whole scenario? Let’s check it out.
Every year, Huawei launches a number of new smartwatches. Before June 2, 2021, the company launched its flagship smartwatches under the “Watch GT” series. So, what happened after June 2, 2021? Well, Huawei launched the new HarmonyOS powered Watch 3 series, which also comes with new features as well as flagship designs.
Despite the launch of the Watch 3 lineup, reports suggest that Huawei will launch a new smartwatch in the Watch GT series and it’ll be called Watch GT 3. That’s where the dispute draws between Huawei and Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Findings coming from LetsGoDigital reveals that Huawei has applied for a trademark for the words “GT 3” and “GT 5” at European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Following the application, the patent registration authority will review and publish the patent. During this procedure, any third party is eligible to file an objection.
Does Sony want to Fight Huawei?
After Huawei’s GT 3 and GT 5 trademark application, Sony filed an appeal in 2016 to oppose Huawei’s trademark. After this timeline, Sony once again launched another petition against the trademarks in 2019.
To be mentioned, during the second dispute, Huawei has already launched Watch GT and GT 2 smartwatches in the market.
Even after this, Sony went two-step further and want to continue its fight against Huawei. Therefore, it filed a lawsuit against the Chinese tech giant in the European Union in August 2021. However, the outcome is still undecided at the moment.
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Why Sony Objecting “GT”:
To know this matter, we first need to understand that “GT” name for Sony. Gran Turismo is a Japanese series of racing simulation video games developed by Polyphony Digital and for PlayStation systems, which is a gaming console of Sony Interactive entertainment.
Sony Thinks that it owns “Exclusive” rights to own not only the name ‘Gran Turismo” but also its abbreviation “GT”, which is laughable.
First of all, the GT name doesn’t refer to its game title, and GT doesn’t belong to any firm including Sony. Therefore, Huawei doesn’t want to give up on its one of the best-selling smartwatch lineup titles.
Huawei steps in top five Metaverse patent ranking
Huawei is constantly attaining success in the patent field. In the latest edition, Huawei has secured its place among the top five tech makers in the Metaverse patent ranking and immensely contributed to digital evolution.
The Tokyo research company – Cyber Creative Institute (associated with foreign media) has recently published the Metaverse patent ranking report for several manufacturers including Huawei.
Eventually, the report highlights the success of South Korean and Chinese companies that have shown huge growth and achievements in the past few years. While the report also predicts the future of the Metaverse in the world alongside.
Speaking of the rankings, Huawei has successfully attained the fourth position for its image and display processing patents. Despite failing to make its name in the previous top 20 survey, this time the company has earned itself a spot in the top five.
A total of 20 cooperations were counted in the Metaverse patent ranking. Together, these companies have submitted 7,760 patent applications. Accordingly, the US counts a contribution of 57%, and South Korea and China have 19% and 12% respectively.
Up to this point, Huawei has made many initiatives to lift the bar of Metaverse in China. The company has collaborated with various partners and operators to deploy the technology and bring virtual-real interaction experience to users.
Metaverse to reach 74.7 billion USD
IDC – the popular industry data tracker has predicted that the evolution of Metverse technology is not so far. By the year 2026, the worldwide Metaverse market will exceed over 74.7 billion USD. There will be 4 times development within 4-5 years.
Besides, the upcoming changes in the Metaverse field will enhance the overall virtual experience for consumers. It will facilitate new services and benefits for users. Moreover, these changes will help in exploring unique display technologies in the time ahead.
Huawei could hold one more launch event to wrap this year
2022 is about to conclude and Huawei is planning one more launch event to wrap up this year. Eventually, it looks like the company has seemingly saved a handful of gadgets for its users as Christmas offerings.
According to a well-known Weibo tipster – @DirectorShiGuan, Huawei will launch Watch Buds in the next month. The bashing product already leaked to the public and will soon take place on the official consumer platform.
Alongside this sci-fi device, Huawei will also release the Nova 10 SE smartphone. On the other hand, the phone has already launched in the global market, the company will now unveil it for hometown users.
Additionally, the launch list showcases the name of Huawei FreeBuds 5i and the Children Watch 5 series. Hence, we could find a total of four brand-new smart devices in the next month. This also hints that Huawei will conduct the last launch event somewhere in December this year.
Huawei Nova 10 SE?
Notably, the tipster uses the term “released again” for Nova 10 SE which is a little confusing. The phone has already been on posters in the Chinese market for a long time.
On the flip side, we have been looking for the FreeBuds 5 headset that is rumored to launch by the end of this year.
Consequently, things regarding the upcoming headsets aren’t crystal clear for the moment. Since there is enough time for the next launch event, we will update you with the latest hints on this matter.
Is Mate X3 coming?
In addition to the closing launch conference, the tipster also gave hints about the dynamic Mate X3 smartphone. Not now, but if everything goes right, we may see the flagship foldable in January next year. Besides, the phone might use the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4G chipset.
There are a lot of inputs and pinches that will appear in the time ahead regarding Huawei’s last launch event of this year. Being a wrap-up event, we could find a few more hidden surprises as well. Let’s see what else Huawei is bringing as a Christmas gift for its fans.
Huawei has installed 27500 communication sites in Nigeria
Huawei is constantly introducing new communication and digital solutions in Nigeria. So far, Huawei has deployed 27500 communication sites in Nigeria to relieve users with a better communication experience.
Accordingly, the tech maker is making some seamless efforts in South Africa. Up to this point, Huawei has launched many programs and solutions that can help Nigeria in the digital, network as well as communication aspects.
In Nigeria, Huawei has uprooted around 27500 communication sites and up to 10,000 km of fiber in the region. Ultimately, this initiative has helped more than 60% population to connect with high-end network facilities.
Since its arrival in Nigeria, Huawei has deployed over 27,500 communication sites, over 10,000 km fibre, helping connect 60% population and greatly reduce the communication cost.#HuaweiMeetsNigeria #HuaweiConnectingAfrica pic.twitter.com/cDsHFoahMZ
— Huawei Southern Africa (@HuaweiSAR) November 21, 2022
LEAP Program for ICT development
Alongside tech sources, Huawei is also providing knowledge to the Nigerian youth. Recently, the manufacturer has launched an effective digital skills development program (LEAP) and provided 3000+ ICT courses.
LEAP stands for Leadership, Employability, Advancement, and Possibility. Eventually, this program will improve the ICT infrastructure within three years. Thus, Huawei’s digital efforts will give a new face to Nigeria in the time ahead.
Huawei South Africa President – Leo Chen put forth his points on how digitization and ICT development can add more numbers to the growth rate of Nigeria.
“Digitization is deeply rooted in people. Because we digitize for people and by people. When roots are deep, there is no need to fear the wind. Through the LEAP program, we strive to cultivate more youth leaders in ICT who can explore more possibilities for themselves, their families, community, and ultimately their nations.”
Consequently, Huawei will take more actions that can help users in Nigeria to connect better with digitalization. Let’s see what new solutions will the company initiate to enhance digital scenarios in South Africa.