Microsoft to Drop SkyDrive Branding Following Defeat in Trademark Case

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kokytewoqit08

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Arclite

Not a huge fan of MS at all, but this ruling is totally lame. Similar to how Zynga won a ruling to make the app "Bang with Friends" change its name, these guys owning everything "Sky..." is way, way too broad, IMO.

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bjoswald

How about BingThing, MyDrive, LiveDrive, WinDrive, or...

Microsoft Windows Cloud Storage Drive 2013 Professional Edition ?

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jgottberg

Welcome to the EU - reshaping Europe's economy, one Microsoft fine at a time. Lol

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cc3d

sometimes I think the EU is wholly funded by fines from Intel and M/S

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stige

this is asinine. it's because the judge or arbiter thought that consumers are too stupid to tell the difference between non-competing products.

retarded.

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PCLinuxguy

to be fair, the vast majority of consumers are that stupid. Why else do you think MS got sued in the EU over browser choice? (as just one example of how stupid the majority of consumers are). Sad really.

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khalladay

I second this

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whiznot

SpyDrive

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khalladay

:\ clever....

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jnite

I don't get it. What's the issue here? I get the British company uses the word Sky with a lot of their products, but do they have a product called Sky Drive or something? The word Sky alone seems a bit too general to have a trademark on. It feels like someone having a trademark on the word "food" and anyone that has food anywhere in their name can be sued.

I'm guessing I'm missing something.

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KenLV

What you are missing is that Sky Broadcasting is a UK company and MS is a US company.

Look out Skyy Vodka, you're next with your oh so clever extra y. Who do you think you're fooling? Clearly you too are trying to glom off Sky's world wide branding.

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jnite

I will say that it sometimes seems like the UK has it out for MS. I keep seeing articles like this when it comes to Microsoft and the UK.
Like you said, Microsoft is a US company, so I assume it's built with a lot more focus on US laws and overall ideals. This probably causes unforscene problems when doing business with other countries.

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joshnorem

They have the trademark on the word Sky+ other words I believe, and they also had a file sharing service too called Sky File and Share.

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jnite

The file sharing services being similarly named makes it clearer. Thanks. Though I still think it's silly a company can have a trademark that gives you that much control over a common word.