The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in California, alleges that "the public" could mistakenly get the impression that "Samsung's goods and services are connected with RIM's business." In fact, RIM wants an injunction not only against the sale of the BlackJack but also Black Carbon, Samsung's new consumer phone, as well.
This would imply that any smartphone product with the word "black" in it violates RIM's rights. For that matter, why stop at mobile handsets? How about:
- Black Diamond climbing gear?
- Reggae supergroup Black Uhuru?
- Coolest superhero of all time Black Bolt?
- Comic actor and rock god Jack Black?
Or what about Capt. Jack Sparrow's vessel... Whoops! The Inquirer already beat me to that one.
— Richard Martin, Senior Editor, Unstrung