Wednesday, November 14, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, November 9 2007] BlackBerry Maker Sues LG for Black Label Name

Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against LG Electronics claiming that LG's Black Label smartphone violates the BlackBerry trademark, Bloomberg news agency reported Thursday. According to the report, Research In Motion says the name of the LG phone is "confusingly similar" to the BlackBerry. The complaint was filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Research In Motion sued Samsung Electronics last December, claiming that Samsung's BlackJack smartphone infringes the BlackBerry trademark.

BlackBerry smartphones come with word processing and advanced e-mail features, allowing users to work on the move. BlackBerry sales have been growing rapidly in America and Europe.

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