By December 16, 2006

RIM Sues Samsung Over BlackJack

Samsung, manufacturer of the Blackjack Smartphone device have been given notice that Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturer of the BlackBerry, intend to sue them over the use of the name Blackjack.

More specifically, RIM is unhappy with the name of Samsung’s phone, which it says violates the BlackBerry trademark

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, also cites the name of Samsung’s Black Carbon phone as a trademark infringer.

“Samsung is misleading the public into falsely believing that Samsung’s goods and services are connected with RIM’s business,” the filing states.

I have to say, I really don’t feel misled. But just to help clear things up: Blackberry = RIM, Blackjack = Samsung. 😛

Warning to pie manufacturers: Be careful how you brand your Apple and Blackberry pies – you wouldn’t want anyone to think that your pies were in anyway connected with RIM’s PDA devices would you!


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