John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, is suing Intel for the right to use his name for future ventures, Bloomberg reported.
In 2010, Intel purchased McAfee, and in 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the name change from McAfee Security to Intel Security.
“I am now everlastingly grateful to Intel for freeing me from this terrible association with the worst software on the planet. These are not my words, but the words of millions of irate users,” said McAfee.
McAfee is now back in business, and wants to use his name for the company of which he is the chairman.
“McAfee has joined digital gaming company MGT Capital Investments as chairman and chief executive, with plans to rename the company to John McAfee Global Technologies,” stated the report.
According to McAfee, Intel “warned him that any use of his name will infringe on the company’s trademarks that it acquired with the McAfee deal in 2010”.