Apple’s WebKit trademark filing challenged in Canada by Research in Motion

“Research in Motion has filed an official opposing action against Apple’s trademark filing for ‘WebKit’ in Canada,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The opposing action which was filed earlier this month has been granted an extension of time,” Purcher reports. “Many industry players will be very interested in the outcome of this decsision which could be issued in early 2012.”

Purcher reports, “Research in Motion has been granted until November 22, 2011 to produce their official opposition details. Until the contents of RIM’s opposition are officially made public, we’re a little in the dark. With that said, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if details of their complaint and opposition to Apple’s WebKit trademark application eventually leak out by parties interested in seeing Apple’s trademark application go down in flames. Time will tell.”

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  1. (MDN, you’re missing a character on the end of the URL, the link is broken)

    I’m very surprised by this move by RIM, or maybe I’m not. They’re desperate. What are their grounds for this? Ironic that they would do this since they use WebKit in their own devices.

    Apple is well-known to use *Kit-labeled frameworks in their operating systems. I’m eager to see the outcome of this sad attempt by RIM.

  2. BDF. Rename it KonquererKit. Lame move RIM. We get it. You’re ticked off at iPad’s success and PlayBook’s FAILure. So grow up and compete in the marketplace. Stamping your feet and having a little girl tizzy doesn’t solve your problems. 😯

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