Recode/The Verge/Associated Press by Recode, the Verge, The Washington Post, Reuters, ABC News, The Guardian, The New York Times, Reuters by Recoding and The Verge by The Verge/Reuters, a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California accuses Intel of violating antitrust laws by using the name Gpn network branding in its advertising.
The complaint claims that Intel was “inappropriately” using the Gpn brand to market products without permission from the company.
“The Gpn branding and the GPN network branding are trademarks of Intel Corporation,” the complaint said.
“Intel does not own the trademarked trademarks in question.”
The complaint was filed by the Institute for Justice, a law firm that has previously successfully sued Intel on the same grounds.
The suit also alleges that Intel “failed to warn its competitors that GPN Networking was a trademark of Intel.”
Intel is not the only company facing legal action over the trademark.
The Institute for Legal and Constitutional Affairs (ILCA) sued Intel last month for allegedly violating trademark law in the United States by using a logo associated with the company’s business division.
Intel has been the target of several lawsuits in the past year, including one filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in January 2017 and a lawsuit by the New York state attorney general, alleging that Intel illegally uses trademarks in its product and service names.