BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest firm over iPhone case that looks like a BlackBerry

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More to the point, „BlackBerry’s innovations in keyboard design have given rise to broad intellectual property rights, including design patents, utility patents, and trade dress protection.“

Those designs were brazenly stolen by Seacrest and gang, BlackBerry alleged. The resulting product, the Typo Keyboard for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, was recently announced and can be pre-ordered for $99.

„[I]nstead of developing its own keyboard design, Typo chose to copy BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard design as embodied in, among others, BlackBerry’s Q10 smartphone, seeking to trade on BlackBerry’s commercial recognition and Goodwill,“ BlackBerry alleged. „Indeed, Typo has acknowledged its copying of BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard.“

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