/// Piling On: Beleaguered RIM Sued Over BBM Trademark (Updated)

December 23, 2011  |  All Things Digital


This has been a lousy year for Research In Motion brands. Earlier this month, the company was forced to change the name of its forthcoming BBX operating system when Basis International filed for a temporary restraining order, claiming RIM was infringing on its trademark. Now it’s being challenged over BBM, the nickname for its popular instant-messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger. Broadcast industry group BBM Canada is dragging RIM into court, claiming trademark infringement. And it has good reason to do so: It owns the trademarks on “BBM” in both the U.S. and Canada. The group seeks an injunction prohibiting RIM’s use of the BBM mark, as well as damages

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Piling On: Beleaguered RIM Sued Over BBM Trademark (Updated)



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