A Canadian Federal Court has ruled that Research In Motion (RIM) can continue to use the BBM acronym as a way to describe its BlackBerry Messenger service.
It was ruled that although broadcast measurements firm BBM Canada has owned the BBM trademark for more than half a century, RIM can still use the acronym because itworks within a separate industry from that of the plaintiff.
BBM Canada presented a cease-and-desist letter to RIM over the aforementioned acronym.
This is a nice victory for RIM this week, considering the number of high-profile staff member resignations that have occurred recently, as well as rumours circulating that massive job cuts are set to take place.
On Wednesday, RIM CEO and President Thorstein Heins offered the public a "business update," which noted the company will experience a Q1 2012 loss and that staff downsizing will continue to occur.
RIM is expected to report its Q1 results on June 28.