The US officially drops the “Communist Chinese military company” designation of Xiaomi

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Tamsin Rodriguez26 May 2021Last Update : 1 year ago
The US officially drops the “Communist Chinese military company” designation of Xiaomi

The United States has officially removed Xiaomi from its trademark blacklist. The District Court of the District of Columbia has issued an order removing the term “Communist Chinese military company,” originally created by the Department of Defense.

A spokesman for Xiaomi said “the company is grateful for the trust and support from its global users, partners, employees and shareholders”. It is “an open, transparent, listed, independently run and managed company” and will continue to provide products and services to its users.

The CCMC designation was issued in January in the last days of the Trump administration. Xiaomi followed up with a lawsuit, and in March it received a preliminary injunction. Earlier this month, both parties reached an agreement, so today’s action is simply the expected legal conclusion of it all.

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