Judge Won't Stop Intel From Forming New McAfee Company

Law360, New York (January 27, 2017, 8:39 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday refused to grant John McAfee a preliminary injunction to block Intel from selling or transferring trademark rights that involve the word "McAfee," saying the cybersecurity pioneer and his company failed to show that irreparable harm would occur if Intel sold off or encumbered the name.

McAfee sought to block Intel from spinning off a cybersecurity company called McAfee — Intel bought the name "McAfee" more than two decades ago — and selling a 51 percent stake in the new business to a private equity firm. He is currently suing Intel and asking the court...

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