RIM Wins BBM Trademark Dispute
Research In Motion has won the right to continue using its BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) name after a recent court ruling, RIM had been taken to court by Canadian broadcast analyst firm BBM, who had complained that RIM’s BBM name infringed on their BBM trademark.
The BBM firm had be contacted by a number of BlackBerry owners asking for form help with their devices, which the company said clearly demonstrated brand confusion.
The court has now ruled that RIM can continue to use the BBM name for their BlackBerry Messenger service and they had the following to say about the ruling.
“We are pleased that the Federal Court of Canada sided with RIM and confirmed that RIM’s use of BBM does not infringe the trademark rights of BBM Canada as they had alleged,”