Summary Box: RIM forced to change name of software

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BAD NEWS: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has been forced to change the name of its new operating system from BBX after the company lost a trademark ruling.

WHO COMPLAINED: Software company Basis International Ltd. filed a lawsuit in the U.S. It had registered and used the trademark for 26 years.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT: Now called BlackBerry 10, it is a new platform that analysts say holds the key to RIM’s future. BlackBerrys that run on the new operating system are expected to be released in 2012 after a delay of several months.