INTRASOFT SUES EVERYBODY
Claims they own "Intranet" trademark
Las Cervezas, CA /DenounceNewswire/ -- February 21, 1997 --
Intrasoft Corporation announced today it is suing "everybody" over what
they claim is illegal use of their trademark "Intranet". In a complaint,
filed as "Intrasoft vs. Everybody" today in U.S. District Court of San Helifino,
California, Intrasoft is demanding $914 billion in damages from IBM, Compaq, DELL,
Apple, Novell, Netscape, Microsoft, Cisco, Bortec, Sun Microsystems, Silicon
Graphics, and 9,781,344 other high-tech companies and their customers, along
with publishers, broadcasters, pundits, naysayers, and assorted nattering nabobs.
"We've had a product called 'Intranet' for over 146 web-years," said Hugh Geleeboring,
vice president of chief executives at Intrasoft, adding, continuing, and commenting,
"and according to independent high-tech audits, we came up with the term at least
210 milliseconds before anyone else."
"I think this is a landmark case," said Indu Strypundit, an industry pundit who himself
was named as a defendant in the case. "Of course, I think Intrasoft is full of
horsepuckey and how am I supposed to come up with $914 billion? I can't even pay my
monthly ISP bill let alone something that big."
A spokeswheel at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office stated that Intrasoft had
a pretty good case. "It's not a question of whether they're going to win the
case -- it's a question of whether or not trebling $914 billion in damages is even
possible. There might not be that much money available, period."
Intrasoft is a company formed to cash in on the insanity of the Internet gold rush. Their
revenues are nonexistent, they have no customers in six continents, and their product
line, including Intranet, their flagship product, is the winner of InfoWorld's Annual
Vaporware Awards six times running.
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