RIM wins court ruling on BBM trademark
on 31 May 2012 05:14 pm EDT
Remember a few months back, when the Toronto based broadcast industry group BBM Canada decided they would go ahead and file a trademark infringement suit against Research In Motion? Their defense being, that they were constantly being confused with Research In Motion. As it turns out, the courts have now decided RIM can use the term "BBM" however they do so wish:
“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,” RIM spokeswoman Tenille Kennedy
At the time, I noted I wasn't sure how RIM could possibly win this case. Nice to see I was wrong on the matter entirely and RIM can continue to use BBM from here on out, losing the BBM mark would not be good at all. it's certainly about time RIM had some good luck go their way.
Source: Globe And Mail