RIM Trademark Troubles

RIM has denied it, but its recently announced new OS based on a QNX foundation and called BBX is involved in a trademark dispute already. Software company BASIS is preparing to take legal action against RIM because it has already registered a “BBX” trademark.

Read about it here.

And, to save you a little time, here’s the basic trademark information for the registered BBX mark from the USPTO database.

Mark Image

Word Mark BBX
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer programs and associated documentation providing tools and programming language to enable software developers to create and prepare business, internet, and applications software. FIRST USE: 19850619. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19850619
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78639049
Filing Date May 27, 2005
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition February 14, 2006
Registration Number 3111681
Registration Date July 4, 2006
Owner (REGISTRANT) BASIS International Ltd. CORPORATION NEW MEXICO 5901 Jefferson Street, N.E. Albuquerque NEW MEXICO 871093432
Attorney of Record Jeffrey D. Myers
Prior Registrations 1886955;1894851;1895942
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
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