RIM Settles With Samsung Over BlackJack

Remember when Apple got its panties in a bunch over some company using "i" in front of their product? Well now there's the Research in Motion BlackBerry and the Samsung BlackJack. RIM doesn't like the Samsung using the "Black" prefix because it is "misleading the public into falsely believing that Samsung's goods and services are connected with RIM's business." If that's not enough for you, RIM also asked Samsung to deliver every BlackJack device so that it can be set "for destruction." Thankfully RIM and Samsung have settled the lawsuit regarding unspecified damages over the "trademark similarities". Samsung has permission to continue selling the BlackJack in its current incarnation. It is unlikely, however, that there will be any other products with the name since the South Korean company must withdraw its trademark application for the name. The rest of the terms of the settlement are confidential.

News source: DailyTech

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