AMD said today that a UK judge has overturned a threatened injunction, brought by Intel over its MMX chip name, here in the UK. That will leave it free to launch its competitor to Intel's MMX chip on 2 April, even though another injunction still prevents it from using the letters MMX, which Intel claims as a trademark, in Germany.
Richard Baker, European director of marketing at AMD, said that a UK judge overturned an application for an injunction yesterday. He said that there was confusion over trademarks internationally, although there were many reciprocal agreements over patents between different countries.
But Intel stands by its case. A representative said: ?This [MMX] has been accepted in the UK and published in the register [of trademarks].? She added that, in UK law, there is a period of objection allowed, but as far as she was concerned the letters MMX belonged to Intel.
She said Intel had taken the action to prevent consumers being confused by its competitors using the letters MMX when selling their alternative products.
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