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May 3, 1994

INTEL IN COURT

By CBR Staff Writer

It always looked to be a mistake to break the habits of a lifetime and call the 80586 the Pentium, but it’s not too often that Intel Corp is at the receiving end of a lawsuit that does not derive from any legal action initiated by the company – but Pan-Technology International Co Ltd of Taipei, Taiwan reckons it has an open-and-shut case, and Intel is seeking a settlement, hoping to buy the trade mark that Pan-Technology registered in 1990: you see when Intel looked around for the equivalent of Pentium for the Chinese market, the best it could come up with was a symbol pronounced Penteng – the very trade mark registered by Pan-Technology.

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