BASIS files motion for a preliminary injunction against RIM use of BBX


BASIS International has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against
Research in Motion (RIM) to stop using BASIS’ incontestable federally
registered trademark BBX during the pendency of their trademark infringement
action against RIM.

BASIS built the BBX brand over the course of a quarter of a century to become
synonymous with the term operating system independent. RIM‘s unilateral
seizure of that brand to use as a name for their new BlackBerry operating
system is destroying that association, company officials said.

“It’s absurd to suggest that they are not in our line of business. We
provide application development tools for the enterprise, and for desktop and
mobile solutions, while RIM is touting their new BBX operating system to
application software developers around the world as the linchpin to their
strategy for their tablet and smartphone products,” said BASIS CEO
and Chairman, Nico Spence.

BASIS’ approach of being able to deliver client-side applications in either
Java for the desktop, or HTML5 and Javascript for the smartphone, tablet, or
desktop browser, both from the exact same code base, has had traction with
their existing clients.

We believe that this cross-platform technology opens the doors for a host of
new developers to want to develop in our technology. They can learn one
language and one set of development tools, and develop for the enterprise or
mobile marketplace, except that they won’t give us a second glance if they
think BBX is a BlackBerry-only product,” said Kevin W. King, BASIS President
and CIO.

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