Blackberry maker Research in Motion has abandoned plans to launch its new operating system under the BBX brand after a court defeat in the US
According to Bloomberg News, a judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, barred RIM from using the BBX brand at a trade show in Singapore as consumers there might confuse it with the BBX trade mark owned and used by US company Basis International.
When RIM announced that it intended to call its new operating system BBX in October this year, Basis International, which has been using the BBX brand for several years for products that allow developers to create software applications, objected.
Basis then sued, seeking a permanent injunction and a temporary injunction to stop RIM using the BBX trade mark in Singapore at a developers conference this week.
RIM has now decided to call its new operating system Blackberry 10.