BlackBerry maker RIM (Research in Motion) has finally had something go their way. The troubled company has won a ruling over the use of the BBM trademark against BBM (Bureau of Broadcast Measurement) Canada, which has owned the trademark for over 50 years.
A Canadian Federal Court has ruled that RIM’s use of BBM does not infringe on BBM Canada’s trademark because the two companies are active in wholly different fields. BBM Canada initially sent a cease-and-desist letter regarding the use of the acronym to RIM in 2010.
RIM said in a statement, “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.”
Now Research in Motion just needs to sort out other, larger problems within the company.