Sony is fighting with Huawei over its Watch GT trademark

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A new lawsuit has been filed against HuaweiSony is aiming on fighting the company over one of its trademarks related to its smartwatch. The trademark in question is for the Watch GT.

Via LetsGoDigital

For those unaware, the Chinese smartphone maker launches its flagship smartwatch series under the “Watch GT” branding. According to LetsGoDigital, the company had applied trademark for the words “GT 3” and “GT 5” at the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), which is where the dispute between Sony Interactive Entertainment and Huawei began. During a trademark application process any third party is allowed to file an objection. So back in 2016, the Japanese tech giant had filed an appeal against Huawei’s trademark.

In 2019, the company had filed another petition against Huawei’s trademarks as well, but, by the time of the second dispute, the Watch GT and GT 2 had already been launched in the global market. Now, Sony aims to continue this fight by filing a lawsuit against Huawei in the European Union back in August 2021. As of right now, the legal procedures are still underway and the results cannot be predicted this early on.


The reason for the company’s objection to the “GT” branding is related to its popular Gran Turismo IP. This is a Japanese series of racing simulation video games that is developed by Polyphony Digital for the PlayStation console, which is owned by Sony. In other words, it aims to gain exclusive rights to the “GT” trademark for its Gran Turismo.

Source: gizmochina