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Canadian Company Sues RIM Over 'BBM' Trademark

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Dec 24, 2011, 10:10 AM

I'd like to see the data...

On just how they have been compromised. I doubt ANYONE, for decades, has ever confused one BBM for the other. This is in Webster's if you look up FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT.
A broadcasting company probably wants it's name to show up in search results for one. I can see how two companies with the same name in vaguely related fields can be confused.

I don't think it's frivolous at all, especially since BlackBerry was to...

Dec 23, 2011, 9:15 AM

How nice of them...

"BBM Canada says that it tried to reach an amicable settlement with RIM (it even offered to rebrand itself -- though at RIM's expense), but RIM has refused. "We don’t want to pile on the troubles of RIM," said Macleod"

Wow, that's a stereotypically Canadian response! Shocked
Canadian eh? Then why didn't they settle over a logging competition after having a half-stack of pancakes in an igloo? eh?

Dec 26, 2011, 11:57 AM

This reminds me of Gatorade versus T-Mobile...

So, whatever happened with Gatorade and their G2 drink, and T-Mobile's G2 phone? Seems like the same type of scenario. And back in like '98/'99 RealAudio/RealPlayer had their "G2" player... hmmm... Eh?
Or Apple Computer and Apple Records, in the end, the former found out there was more money to be made collaborating then litigating. Similar with Opus wine from Mondavi and Opus X Cigars from A. Fuente, they were in litigation for years, and found th...

Dec 24, 2011, 2:41 AM

Research? in Motion

RIM does not seem to be living up to their name. Recently, they tried to use BBX for their OS name, and now this. Just call it BM and get it over with...
Bowel movement? The human body sues! Laughing

Dec 23, 2011, 10:47 PM

Next lawsuit

smuckers jelly sues over the use of the word blackberry Rolling Eyes
I'm your fathers, brothers, sisters, cousins, best friends former room-mate. You know what that makes us?
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