Intel® Core™ Trademark Usage Guidelines

Approved Nouns:
brand
desktop processor family
mark
microarchitecture
mobile processor
mobile processor family
name
processor
Processor Challenge
processor family
trademark

Acknowledgement Line(s):

  • Whenever the Intel® Core™ brand appears, the following footnote must also appear: "Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries."
  • Whenever one of the Intel® Core™ logos appear, the following footnote must also appear: "Intel, the Intel logo, the Intel Inside logo and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries."

Proper Trademark Usage Rules Include:

  • As with all other trademarks, the Intel® Core™ trademark should be used as an adjective and not as a noun. This means that an appropriate and approved noun must accompany the Intel® Core™ trademark (e.g., Intel® Core™ processor). See the above list of approved nouns for the Intel® Core™  trademark.
  • The appropriate use of trademark symbols with this trademark is as follows: Intel® Core™ processor. No trademark symbol (such as, ®, ™ or SM) should be used with i3. 
  • Use the trademark symbol in the first appearance of the trademark in a headline, and/or the first prominent use and first appearance in the body of text. The appropriate use of trademark symbols with this trademark is as follows: Intel® Core™ processor.
  • Never use CORE descriptively or as a play on or pun on the Intel® Core™ trademark in taglines and/or headlines when referring to the Intel® Core™ family of processors, such as “Core. The meaning of excellence.”
    • The proper use would be, “The Intel® Core™ Duo processor. The meaning of excellence.”
  • Never use as an integrated word of a sentence in a headline/tagline, such as “Core is inside the PC.”
    • The proper use would be, “The Intel® Core™ Duo processor is inside the PC.” 

Sample Usage Chart

Correct Usage
Incorrect Usage
Intel® Core™ processor Core™ processor
ABC system with an Intel® Core™ processor ABC Intel Core™ -based system
Platform based on the Intel® Core™ processor Core™ platform