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Blackberry maker settles lawsuit
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RIM said Samsung was misleading consumers
Research In Motion (RIM) has settled a trademark lawsuit with Samsung over its Blackberry handheld e-mail device.

The Canadian firm said the settlement included "provisions for the protection of RIM's valuable trademarks".

RIM alleged the South Korean firm had misled consumers with its rival BlackJack smartphone, which is similar in design to RIM's Blackberry device.

RIM said the settlement provided "reasonable measures to avoid confusion in the market place".

RIM filed the lawsuit in December at the US District Court for Central California after AT&T-owned Cingular Wireless introduced Samsung's BlackJack into the US market.

The device had previously been introduced into the UK market by Vodafone under the i600 brand name.

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