RIM sues over LG Black Label

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BlackBerry vs. ChocolateRIM is bringing the hammer down on LG’s Black Label, consisting of their Chocolate series of phones, due to supposed trademark violation. Their pitch is that the similar names could confuse customers into unwittingly buying the wrong device. A similar situation arose from the Blackjack in February, which ended peaceably, so there’s no reason to think that this won’t as well. Still, does that look like a BlackBerry to you? If it was another smartphone with a full QWERTY keypad that was called Black-something, I could see RIM getting uppitty, but it’s hard to sympathize for customer who confuses a Chocolate for a BlackBerry.