RIM Sues Samsung Over BlackJack

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion filed suit against Samsung in U.S. District Court on Friday, claiming the South Korean electronics manufacturer's choice of the "BlackJack" name is too close to that of its popular BlackBerry device. In the lawsuit, RIM is seeking an injunction that would prevent the sale of the phone, as well as to force Samsung to stop using the name.

RIM's BlackBerry has for quite some time been in a league of it own in the business communications device market. However, its success has prompted companies like Motorola to offer the Q, T-Mobile to produce the Dash, and Samsung the BlackJack. While it seems like RIM has no issue with its other competitors, the company argues the BlackJack name confuses customers. Both RIM and Samsung have declined to comment on the legal matter.


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