We recently heard that Typo had been ordered to pay BlackBerry $860,000 for their original Typo case, and now it looks like BlackBerry is going after the company again.
Typo changed the design of their original Typo case and launched their new Typo 2 case, and BlackBerry is now suing the company for their second case.
BlackBerry are saying that the new Typo 2 case still copies their design, you can see a statement from the lawsuit below.
“Just as they did with the Typo Keyboard, Defendants have again copied numerous proprietary BlackBerry designs and patents in the Typo2 Keyboard,” states the complaint. “The Typo2 Keyboard still blatantly copies BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard trade dress designs that have been embodied in numerous BlackBerry smartphones from the 2007 BlackBerry 8800 to the current Q10 and Classic models. The Typo2 Keyboard also infringes numerous BlackBerry utility patents related to BlackBerry’s proprietary keyboard design, backlighting and typing automation technologies.”
It will be interesting to see whether the courts think the new Typo 2 case with its different design copies BlackBerry’s designs.
Source Hollywood Reporter
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