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Chip giant Intel has shown Apple how to deal with an irksome trademark dispute in China by claiming a legal victory over Shenzhen-based printing peripherals firm Inteljet over the weekend. Chipzilla won 400,000 yuan (£20,000) in compensation after Shanghai No.2 Intermediate People's Court agreed with it that the name of Shenzhen …

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Who does your foreign exchange?

I would like very much to meet them, as I can only get 10 yuen to the pound, and if I could get 20, then that would help with me being in China at the moment.

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Not comparable cases

I've no idea how you can claim that what Intel have done shows Apple how things should be done. The Intel case involves a trademark that they had registered being infringed by a similar name. The Apple case is about ownership of a single trademark that Apple claims had been sold to it. Completely different areas of the law.

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Re: Not comparable cases

While I concur they are completely different, I'm not so sure the Intel wasn't just a case of the more expensive lawyers winning a case (the tinfoil hat crowd would probably even suggest bribery was involved). Given that Intel doesn't make inkjet or toner cartridges, I see no overlap for the trademark even if the names are similar. 'Intel' in both instances is obviously a shortening of "Intelligence" and thus the name is subject to being derived by independent means.

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Well done Intel, that's how it is done. But then a clever, innovative company will always be efficient in these legal matters, China respects innovation.

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