MatePod Trademark Dispute

Huawei is the registered owner of the mark MatePod for earphone. This has been opposed by Apple as ‘maliciously copied’ version of terms Pod, iPod, EarPods and AirPods of Apple. China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) did not find substance in the arguments forwarded by Apple resulting in latter’s unsuccessful attempt to block the Chinese conglomerate Huawei.