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One of the biggest Chinese tech and Internet companies, Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., has applied for trademark registrations in the Macau SAR, a dispatch in the Official Gazette revealed on Wednesday.
The company has applied for services which include two different brand names comprising a total of six trademark protection applications.
Overall, commercial services requested for registration include search engine software, data storage and cloud technology, as well as cloud-based apps.
In particular, the services comprise the provision of Internet search engine, digital data storage, cloud calculation, website creation and protection, as well as online telecom and GPS services, to name but a few.
Baidu is a search platform reputedly controlling some 80 per cent of Mainland China’s market and handling about 3.3 billion searches per day, according to media reports.
The search engine company, along with Tencent, owner of WeChat, and Alibaba, an e-commerce and digital media service provider, are the three companies forming the core of China’s growing IT and content management sector.
In early July, Alibaba Group Holding Limited had several applications for trademark protection approved in the city, for products including media, e-payment systems, nautical instruments, and file sharing software.
Nearly a month ago, the Macau SAR Government and Jack Ma, co-founder and CEO of the company, announced that a subsidiary, Alibaba Cloud, had been chosen to assist the local government fulfill the implementation of several services linked to the development of Macau as a ‘Smart City,’ including medical services, transport logistics, and bringing talent back to the city. with Cecilia U