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TikTok Music’s trademarks spotted in multiple countries, hinting toward global launch plans


ByteDance may be preparing for a global launch of TikTok Music service, according to trademarks filed in several countries found by TechCrunch. The China-based conglomerate has filed TikTok Music trademark in countries like the UK, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Malaysia, and Costa Rica.
This comes after a Business Insider report last week, which pointed toward a “TikTok Music” trademark filing in the U.S. ByteDance had also filed another trademark in Australia under a similar name.
All of these trademark filings include similar text about the application’s functionality of listening to music, creating playlists, commenting on songs, and participating in karaoke.
The trademark application says it would allow “users to purchase, play, share, download music, songs, albums, lyrics, quotes, create, recommend, share his/her playlists, lyrics, quotes, take, edit and upload photographs as the cover of playlists, comment on music, songs, and albums.”
ByteDance already operates a music streaming service called Resso in India, Brazil, and Indonesia, and a former ByteDance employee told us it had previously considered bringing this service to more markets under a “TikTok Music” title. Specifically, it had been considering launches in mature markets like the U.K. and Australia, the source said.
Resso has identical features to the ones described above, with TikTok-like vertical scrolling to go through songs, the ability to change cover photos for p …

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