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Thursday, 17 November 2011 10:22

More woe for RIM

Written by Nick Farell



Sued for nicking BBX name


Just when things could not get worse for the Canadian telco outfit RIM, a  New Mexico  company has sued it to stop using its BBX trademark. Basis had threatened in October  to take legal action against RIM unless it stops calling its operating system BBX.

"Basis built the BBX brand over the course of a quarter of a century to become synonymous with the term 'operating system independent,'" Chief Executive Nico Spence said in a statement.

He said that RIM just unilaterally nicked the name for its BlackBerry operating system and is destroying that association.

The firm has product licenses installed worldwide with the "BBX" prefix that run on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, among others. RIM has not commented about the legal action.

Life has been really dire for RIM lately. Its shares has lost over 67 percent of their value in one year, it is losing market share to Android and Apple, and it is Canadian.


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0 #1 Freddy 2011-11-18 10:15
No idea how this company is even still around, because I had the 9900 for a week and its a miracle if the battery could last a day. Not to mention you have to RESTART the phone when ever you install or update a app, not that there was any apps worth installing, not even Skype or Angry Birds. Update the OS and EVERYTHING resets... Really how do they manage to still be around
 
 
0 #2 FakeJ 2011-11-18 19:23
"and it is Canadian" +1

This Canadian is laughing.
 
 
0 #3 dicobalt 2011-11-18 23:18
Now their products are so great they have their own OS and no need to license an expensive mainstream os. This argument can swing both ways.
 
 
0 #4 youserzero 2011-11-19 02:31
And how many Blackberry users know what the OS is called anyway?

I'm not seeing this as being a problem.
 

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