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RIM Loses BBX Trademark Lawsuit

Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion has lost the right to use ‘BBX' as the name of its next generation mobile operating system.

The company has been temporarily restrained from using the BBX trademark for its new operating system as it belongs to a small Mexico based company called Basis International.

Basis had filed a lawsuit against RIM in order to prevent it from using the trademark. RIM had planned to use BBX as the name of the new operating system, which is a mix of the existing BlackBerry OS and the QNX operating system that the company had acquired.

RIM now plans to rename its new operating system as BlackBerry 10, a name which will be used in the company's developer conference in Asia.

"RIM doesn't typically comment on pending litigation; however RIM has already unveiled a new brand name for its next generation mobile platform. As announced at DevCon Asia, RIM plans to use the 'BlackBerry 10' brand name for its next generation mobile platform," the company said in a statement.

The struggling smartphone maker has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. First it announced that it planned to make up for the abysmal performance for the PlayBook device, then a stampede happened in Indonesia at the launch of the company's new device in the country.