Research in Motion wins Blackberry Messenger trademark dispute
Research in Motion (RIM) has finally had a bit of luck, as a court has ruled that the firm can continue to use the BBM moniker for its Blackberry Messenger instant messaging service.
Canadian broadcast analyst firm BBM complained to a federal court about RIM using the acronym BBM to brand Blackberry Messenger, arguing that phone maker was infringing its trademark. However, the court has ruled that RIM can continue to use the three-letter acronym, as the firms operate in completely different industries.
"We are pleased that the Federal Court of Canada sided with RIM and confirmed that RIM's use of BBM does not infringe the trade-mark rights of BBM Canada as they had alleged," a RIM spokesperson told The INQUIRER.
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