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Microsoft loses 'SkyDrive' trademark case in EU

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    Microsoft loses 'SkyDrive' trademark case in EU


    Microsoft has lost a trademark battle against British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) at the U.K.'s High Court in London, which may force the software giant to change the name of its clouds storage service, or pay fines.

    In a court ruling on June 28, Judge Sarah Asplin found that Microsoft had infringed the "Sky" trademark owned by BSkyB by using the "SkyDrive" name. As a result, the software giant could be barred from using the marketing term for its consumer and enterprise document and photo storage service in the 28 member state bloc.

    Another hearing will be held in due course, which will allow Microsoft to put forward its case for an appeal against the judgment, as well as a decision on remedies that it will have to comply with.

    Microsoft said it will be appealing the decision.
    Read more at: Microsoft loses 'SkyDrive' trademark case in EU | ZDNet

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    Hi Shawn,

    Thought this was only in UK, and had nothing to do with the EU. . .
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    Hello Lee,

    Got me. I'm just curious if Microsoft will end up having to change the name "SkyDrive" like they did with "Metro" apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Lee,

    Got me. I'm just curious if Microsoft will end up having to change the name "SkyDrive" like they did with "Metro" apps.
    We'll just have to wait for the retrial. . .After reading about the situation it seems as though this could be over turned by the Higher Court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Lee,

    Got me. I'm just curious if Microsoft will end up having to change the name "SkyDrive" like they did with "Metro" apps.
    SkyDisk

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Lee,

    Got me. I'm just curious if Microsoft will end up having to change the name "SkyDrive" like they did with "Metro" apps.
    SkyDisk

    Good One. . .albeit there is someone out their running down to the Trade Mark and Patent Office right now. . .

    Maybe you might want to do that first thing in the morning. . .I won't jump on your "Idea.". . .
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    Hm... This may be why it no longer says "Log in using SkyDrive". I had long arguments with Shawn about this because in February or March? When I first installed 8, it asked me if I wanted to log in with my SKYDRIVE account, which is part of my MS account, but still both of my main PCs said "Skydrive"- Maybe Shawn had previous knowledge of this heh.

    But... This is Absurd, it's just the word "Sky", you cannot copyright THE SKY dammit! What is MS gonna do, change the name of Skydrive now? It's Ludicrous! Everyone even in the UK knows the difference between an Online Storage Medium and a Weather Service!
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Hm... This may be why it no longer says "Log in using SkyDrive". I had long arguments with Shawn about this because in February or March? When I first installed 8, it asked me if I wanted to log in with my SKYDRIVE account, which is part of my MS account, but still both of my main PCs said "Skydrive"- Maybe Shawn had previous knowledge of this heh.

    But... This is Absurd, it's just the word "Sky", you cannot copyright THE SKY dammit! What is MS gonna do, change the name of Skydrive now? It's Ludicrous! Everyone even in the UK knows the difference between an Online Storage Medium and a Weather Service!
    At present it in the U.S. this is not a problem, nor is it in any other part of the world; just in the U.K. Now that is not to say that if this doesn't make it past the U.K. high courts it won't happen any where else on Planet Earth. . .
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    This is dumb.

    Look above you at that bird in the sky... whoops I am not allowed to use that word unless I pay someone some money! lol
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