Uniview Beats Intel In Trademark Lawsuit

By Charles Rollet, Published Aug 19, 2019, 08:49am EDT

Uniview has won a long-running trademark lawsuit brought by Intel, with Beijing's highest court reversing an earlier Intel win, centered on Uniview's "IMOS Inside" platform, which Intel said ripped off its famous "Intel Inside" brand.

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Uniview made highly nationalistic statements about the case, even publishing a letter to President Trump claiming that Intel was unfairly monopolizing the word "inside" just like the USA unfairly monopolizes the words "democracy" and "freedom."

However, Uniview denied to IPVM that US-China tensions influenced the case's result, and denied this will harm its cooperation with Intel elsewhere. Intel said it was "disappointed" by the result but did not address the US-China aspect.

In this note, we take a closer look at the lawsuit and its broader implications, including:

  • What Is Imos Inside?
  • Intel loses, Intel wins and finally, Intel loses
  • Court Reasoning for Uniview Victory
  • Uniview's Letter to Trump criticizing Intel
  • Intel "Disappointed"
  • Uniview Response
  • Impact

What ** **** ******?

**** ****** *** "** Multimedia ********* ******" - it ** * ******* software ******** *** *** devices. ** ** **** available ** *****, ******* told ****. **** "** an *********** ** ** the ************ *********** ***** of ** ***" *** "supports **** ** ******** of ***** ****** *** cloud *******" *******, *************.

**** ************* **** ** *** (a ******-**** ***** *******), formerly *******'* ****** ******* before ******* ******* ***** **** ******* ** 2012 ******** *********** ** ****. *** marketing **** "**** ******" was ********** ** ***** by *** ** **** and *********** ** ******* in ****.

Intel ******

***** ****** *** *****'* flagship ********* **************** ** ****** ***** ***-**** ********* of *****, *.*. **** each ******** *** ** "Intel [***] ******". ********, the ****** ** ********** on **** ***** *****:

Case *******

********* ** ******** *******, ** ****, ***** sued *****'* ***** ************ Property ****** (****,***** ************) *** ********* *** IMOS ****** *********, ****** Uniview ** * ***** party ** *** ****. Intel ******* **** ** "plagiarism" *** ***** *** "same **** *********" ***** is "********* *********** *** well-known".

*****'* **** *** ********* but **** ***** ******* it ** ********** ************ ******** *****.***** *** ** ***** 2018, *** **** *** Uniview ********, ***, ** August **** ********** **** ******'* *************** *** ******** ** favor ** *******.

Ruling *****

*** ****** ** ***** as ******* ** ****** have **** ********* *** the ***** ** *** highest *****.

Court *********

*** ******* **** ******'* Court's***** *********** ***** ** *** determination **** ***** ****** and **** ****** *** not ********** "*********** **********" because:

**** “****” *** “*****” are ******** ***********; ******** the ********** *** ******* “inside”, ** *** *** hand, *** “******” ** the [*******] ********* ** located ** *** ***** part ** *** **** and ** ********** ***** compared ** *** “****” part ** *** *********. [The "******" ****] ** not **** ** ********.

*** ***** ********** **** obvious *********** ** *** composition ** *** **********, the ******* ****** ******, and ** *** ********** an *********** *********.

Uniview's ****** ** *****: ***** *********** "******" **** **** ** *********** "*******"

***** ***** ******** ************ this ****, *** ******* did ** ** * nationalistic ******* (**** *** never ********* ** *******.)

** ***** ****, ******* after*** ******* *** **-***** ***** war, **************** * ******** ********* ****** ***** and ****-***** ******** ********** ******** ** ***** bringing *** ******* ** the ******* ** *****.

*** ******, ******* ** Uniview's ***** ***** ******* Yang *****, ******** *****'* claim ***** *** *** of *** **** "******" to ** ******* ******:

[***** ** ******] ** monopolize * ********** ****** to *** ***** ******, just **** *** ** hegemony ******* *** *********** [words ****] ********* *** freedom.

***** ****'* **** *****, comparing ****' *** ** the **** "******" ** Western ************' *** *********' teachings:

[*********'******** ** *** ****] *** **** ********** by *** **** ** the **** *******, *** was ********** ** ****** like ********, ********, *** Bertrand ******* [...] **** as ** *** ******* to ********** ***** *** globally ******* ***** ******** to *** *****, ********* the ******** ******, ** hope *** **** "******" can ** ****** ***** all *******.

*** ****** **** ******* the ** ** ******* hypocrisy ** *** ***** policy:

**** ** ***** ********, you *** ** ****** pollution; **** ** *** stable, *** *** ***** to *********** *** ******** theory ** *****; **** we ******* *** ****** economy, *** ****** ******* that ** *** *******; When ** ******** **** trade, *** ******* **, saying ** **** **** rice **** [******* ********** for **********].

** *** *** ** the ******, ******* ****** a ******** ***, ********* to "********* ******* *** best ************ ******** ******* and ***** ***** **** all **** *** *****" to ***** *****'* ****.

Imos *******: **** **** ******* ** **** *****

******* ************* ** ************* *** ******* ** IMOS ******, ***** ** repeatedly ******* **** *** West **** ******* ** halt *****'* **********:

******* ********* *** ****** ground ** *** ******* side, *** ******* ********* are ********** **** ** revenue [...] *******, *********, and **** *** *** to *** ********** ********** that ******* ********* *********** earlier, *** *** **** the **** ***** ** effectively ******* ******* ***********.

**** *** ****** ** technology, *******, *** ****** States, *** ***** ************ mastered ********** ************, *** after *** ********** ********** began ** *** ******-***** rules ** *** **** such ** ******* *** patents [...] ***** ** different **** *** ******** countries. ** ******* *****, we **** *** **** developed ** *** ***** [...] *****'* ***** ** returning ** *** *****'* production *** ********** ******.

** ***** ** * longtime ***** ** *****, with* ** * ** companies** ***** ******* ***** IP *** ****** **** within *** **** ****. These *** **** **** trademark ********;****** *** *************** **** **** ** a ** ***** *** allegedly ******* ** ******** to ********* ***** * piece ** * ******* robot, "*****."

Intel ********: "************"

***** **** **** *** following *********:

** *** ************ ** the *******. *** “***** Inside” ********* *** **** recognized ** *** ** the **** ******** ****** in *** *****, ********* by ******* ****** *** administrative ********. ** **** an ********** ** ******* the ******** ** *** brand *** ** *** strength *** *****, *** we **** **** ****** action ** ** ** all ****** *** ***** consistently *** ** ********* for *******.

Uniview ********

** ******* ** ****, Uniview ******** *** *********** that *** **-***** ***** war ********** *** *****'* result. (******* ***** *** long************** *****'* ******* *** "the ***** **** ** suppress ******* **** *********" from *** **.)

**** *********** ** *********. Uniview ******** **** *** laws ** ********* ********* around *** ***** *** respects *** ************ ** national ******.

******* **** ********** *** executives' ******* ******** ********** against ***** *** *** US, ****** **** ***** "is *** ************** ** some *****, *** *** view ** *******". ******* said *** ********** **** not ********* ** ******* because "*** **** ****** products *** **** **** in ***** *** ** not ******* ***** ********* and *******".

** ***** ** ******** of ****** *** **-***** dispute ** *******'* ********** swaying *** ******* *****'* decision, ****** ***** ******* are ******* ** ***** so ** ** ********* to *********.

******* **** **** *** case ****** ***** *** affect *** ************ **** Intel:

**** ******** **** *** affect *** ****-**** *********** between *** *** *******

Uniview ***** ***********

*** *** ********* **** a ****** ** ************ which ******** ***** *** start ** *** ***** lawsuit ** ****:

(******* **** *****: "**** recognition ******").

**********

*** ****'* ********** **** certainly ** * **** for *******, ** *** company - ***** *** never **** ********* ** a ** ********* ******,****** ********* *** *****-********* ** ******* *** ******* ******** from *******, *** ****** of *****, ***** ************ * ***** ********** into *******'* ****** *******.

** **, *******, ******* that ** *** *** Chinese ***** ************ *********, Uniview *** *** *** to ** ******* ********* the **. ***** ***,***** ****,******* *** ***** ** all-American ******* ****** **** Bain *******, *** *********-********* **** ******. ***** almost ***** ******** ****** statements ** *** ****, while *********, ***** ** PRC **********-***** *** **********, typically ****** ********** ******** statements (****** ******* ****.)

Comments (4)

It is only available in China, Uniview told IPVM

If this is only available in China, where putonghua, not English, is the national language, why would Uniview so strongly defend the use of an English language term like 'inside'? The most plausible reason to me would be 'Intel Inside' is famous inside of China, but that would underscore Intel's complaint here.

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Many brand names are with western characters in China. As it is also in other non western countries. The same with Hikvision and Toyota.

If you look at Uniview's Chinese site, Uniview's logo uses western characters.

Looking at the two different logos, they are not even remotely familiar except for using "inside". Colors, fonts , angling of the text etc.

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intel has a stronger case against these guys ;)

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