Canadian Court Rules for RIM in BBM Trademark Case

Research In Motion Ltd. won a federal court ruling in Canada allowing it to keep the BBM trademark for its popular messenger service, the company said, a rare bit of good news for the BlackBerry maker. Canadian television and radio research firm BBM Canada had filed a trademark infringement suit against RIM, arguing that it had been using the BBM name for 60 years and RIM's use of the acronym confused the public.