A while back, RIM was being sued over the BBX name (which was originally known as QNX), and ultimately they lost which resulted in the company deciding to rename their new and upcoming platform “Blackberry 10”. Well now it looks like RIM is being sued once more over, and this time it is with regards to the “BBM” name, which many Blackberry users have taken to mean Blackberry Messenger.
It seems that the BBM name actually belongs to a Toronto-based broadcast industry group, BBM Canada, and it would also appear that RIM was informed that the BBM name was taken when they filed for its trademark, but it seems that the company went ahead using its denomination, and apparently even used it with the trademark indicator next to it.
Naturally BBM Canada wasn’t too pleased about this and is now seeking justice in the courts. They have filed for an injunction against RIM from using the BBM denomination are also seeking damages because of this. With the delay of Blackberry 10 and now the lawsuit against one of the more notable features of Blackberry devices, 2012 is looking like a pretty bleak year for RIM.
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- 2013-02-04 BlackBerry Z10 Review
- 2013-01-30 BlackBerry Z10 Review Sentiment
- 2013-01-30 BlackBerry 10 Launched, RIM's Roadmap for 2013
- 2013-01-30 BlackBerry Z10 Announced
- 2012-11-28 Nokia attempting to block Blackberry phones in the US
- 2012-11-13 BBM 7 Introduces Free Voice Calls
- 2012-05-24 RIM reportedly keeping its BBM exclusive to BlackBerry devices
- 2012-04-11 RIM updates several Blackberry apps with BBM support
- 2012-04-09 BBM messages are now accessible by the Indian government