Home » Uncategorized » LG Sued Over Use of Terms “Black” and “Berry”

LG Sued Over Use of Terms “Black” and “Berry”

Research in Motion, the Canadian firm behind the ubiquitous BlackBerry handheld, is dishing out an onslaught of lawsuits, all of which are aimed squarely against LG. You see, RIM has their panties all up in a bunch over LG’s use of terms like black, berry, and pearl. In fact, the legal action is going so far as to demand LG to completely destroy any and all LG phones that contain the words black, blue, or pearl in their name.

Apparently, LG has been issuing a number of handsets whose colors are described by monikers like Black Cherry and Strawberry, and well, RIM doesn’t really like that. Ironically, when LG was first trying to ship some of these mobile phones State-side, Verizon asked RIM about clearing the names. Even though RIM declined, LG and Verizon went ahead anyways. In this way, it’s not like this lawsuit came out of left field.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If RIM wins, will Verizon and LG really have to recall all of those phones and allow them to be attacked by a thousand nations of the Persian Empire? Oh wait, that’s a different movie.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.