WATERLOO, Ontario - Research in Motion (RIM) may wish to employ more qualified research staff in the new year as the Canadian company is being sued for the third time in as many months because of copyright infringement.
It is the third encounter with the law, however, that is ruffling the most feathers. Essentially, anyone with a BFF wants in on the lawsuit.
In October, a firm in New Mexico took issue with RIMs use of BBX for the name of the operating system for its smartphone and tablet. Basis International quickly won the suit.
Early this month, RIM released BBM for its BlackBerry Messanger service and were quickly spanked by BBM Toronto, a radio station in existence since 1944.
Now BBFs want a piece of RIM. Said one best friend forever, Brian LaCroix, "I want to be able to refer to my BBFs without confusing them with BlackBerry technology."
As far as RIM's chances of staying out of the courts in 2012, Harfold State College instructor of clerical services Marge Hayden says it'll depend mostly on staffing smarts. "I think RIM is one person away from making better naming decisions. Sit one person in front of the computer, give him or her access to Google, and that should do it.
I mean at this point, I'd say if their people were in charge of acronyms, they'd probably call Friends University of Central Kansas 'F.U.C.K.'"