RIM forced to change name of software
Toronto - BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has been forced to
change the name of its new operating system from BBX after the company
lost a trademark ruling.
The name change is the latest in a string of bad news for the Canadian company.
RIM said in a statement Wednesday that "BlackBerry 10"
will be the new brand name for its next generation mobile platform.
Analysts say RIM's future depends on a successful launch of the new
platform which RIM dubbed BBX just months ago.
A US federal court judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
banned RIM from using the BBX name at a conference being held in
Singapore this week after finding that software company Basis
International Ltd. had registered and used the trademark for 26 years.