RIM has filed an official opposing action against Apple’s trademark filing for “WebKit” in Canada. Currently, WebKit is an open source project, but the term “Webkit” seems to be first used by Apple as far as we can tell. It’s not clear on what grounds RIM is going to defend the trademark filing and we’ll have to wait for the official documents. Continue reading after the break.
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Apple has a pretty good footing in this trademark case as the company was the one to release Webkit to the community as an open source project. Also, Apple has been using the “kit” suffix in OS X development frameworks for a long time. Examples include AppKit and UIKit. RIM is likely putting its legal team to work in a defensive measure to keep Apple at bay as the trademark could have financial repercussions.