December 7, 2011 / 3:04 AM / 8 years ago

UPDATE 1-US court temporarily bars RIM from using BBX trademark

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Software company Basis International Ltd said U.S. federal court in Albuquerque has granted a temporary restraining order against Research in Motion , barring the BlackBerry maker from using Basis’ BBX trademark.

The court decision bars RIM from using the BBX trademark at its Asian DevCon conference on December 7-8 in Singapore.

BBX, the operating system that Research In Motion is counting on to revive its BlackBerry franchise, has run into trouble even before the company could install the system in its smartphone line.

Albuquerque-based Basis International claims the “BBX” name is protected by trademarks it holds and had earlier threatened to take legal action against RIM unless it stops using the moniker.

Basis said RIM had refused requests to stop using the moniker at the DevCon conference, which resulted in the company filing for the temporary restraining order.

Research In Motion could not be reached immediately for comment.

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