Back in January we heard that BlackBerry had filed a lawsuit against the company that makes the Typo Case for the iPhone.
The case was launched by TV personality Ryan Seacrest, who is known for being a judge on American Idol in the US, and as soon as the case was launched, BlackBerry decided to take them to court.
The Typo Case is placed over the display of the iPhone, and it basically gives the handset a similar appearance to a BlalckBerry smartphone.
BlackBerry were less than impressed with this case, and obviously thought that taking the company that created it to court would be in their interest.
The judge dealing with the case, William H Orrick thinks that BlackBerry will be successful with their claim against the Typo Case, and has issued a preliminary ruling that will halt sales of the device in the US.
“While we are flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other smartphones, we will not tolerate the deliberate use of our iconic design without proper permission,” BlackBerry said in an email sent late on Friday. “We are proud of our keyboard and will vigorously protect our intellectual property.”
In order for the ban to come into place, BlackBerry has to post a bond to cover any potential damages that Typo Products could be awarded in BlackBerry looses the court case.
It would appear that the Typo Case has not been very popular,the device launched back in January, and it retails for $99, although only 4,000 units of the case have apparently been sold since launch.
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