BASIS Files Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Against RIM’s Use of BBX

BASIS' BBX running on a sampling of mobile devices available at http://links.basis.com/buidemos (Photo: Business Wire)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--()--BASIS International Ltd. today filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against Research in Motion (RIM) to stop using BASIS’ incontestable federally registered trademark BBX® during the pendency of their trademark infringement action against RIM.

BASIS built the BBX brand over the course of a quarter of a century to become synonymous with the term ‘operating system independent’. RIM’s unilateral seizure of that brand to use as a name for their new BlackBerry operating system is destroying that association. It’s absurd to suggest that they are not in our line of business. We provide application development tools for the enterprise, and for desktop and mobile solutions, while RIM is touting their new BBX operating system to application software developers around the world as the linchpin to their strategy for their tablet and smartphone products,” says BASIS CEO and Chairman, Nico Spence.

BASIS’ unique approach of being able to deliver client-side applications in either (a) Java for the desktop, or (b) HTML5 and Javascript for the smartphone, tablet, or desktop browser, both from the exact same code base, has had traction with their existing clients. Dr. Kevin W. King, BASIS President and CIO, adds, “We believe that this cross-platform technology opens the doors for a host of new developers to want to develop in our technology. They can learn one language and one set of development tools, and develop for the enterprise or mobile marketplace, except that they won’t give us a second glance if they think BBX is a BlackBerry-only product.

Run BASIS’ sample restaurant tip calculator and home mortgage calculator BBX applications from http://links.basis.com/buidemos.

About BASIS

BASIS International Ltd. is a global software company whose software developer community is a worldwide network of partners for whom the BASIS “BBx Generations” of products form the foundation for proven and reliable software solutions. Since 1985, BASIS’ mission has been to blaze a trail by producing ambitious and innovative programming languages, database products, development tools, and an application framework for their community to build upon. BASIS is committed to delivering platform independence to the server and client, including browser-based mobile clients.

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Release Summary

BASIS International Ltd. filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against Research in Motion to stop using BASIS’ incontestable federally registered trademark BBX®.

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