According to reports circling the Internet, RIM and Samsung have quietly reached an agreement over their trademark dispute regarding BlackJack vs. BlackBerry. The settlement includes "immediate provisions for the protection of RIM's valuable trademark," which remain undisclosed. RCR News pointed out a few potential provisions: RIM's statement reportedly spelled BlackJack with a lowercase "j," which should go a long way to dispel confusion caused by the capital letter, an alleged echo of the famous BlackBerry's capital "B." RIM claimed that the phones name, packaging, form factor and logo were all intended to capitalize on RIM's lineup of phones, in particular its consumer oriented handset, The Pearl. In the end, however, it appears RIM won't get a total recall of all BlackJack products and packaging for destruction under the BlackBerry maker's supervision.
For more on RIM vs. Samsung:
- read this report from RCR News