Microsoft to lose SkyDrive name?

SkyDrive Header

Microsoft have lost a court battle over the SkyDrive title.

British satellite company Sky have won a trademark case against the tech company over the name, after the presiding judge ruled that the ‘sky’ part of the name was not essential. Sky also provided evidence that showed some of the general public didn’t understand which company were responsible for what service.

Microsoft plan to appeal the ruling, though it is not yet clear whether they will have to rebrand their service or not. A lot of trademark cases end in the losing side paying fines instead of changing names, and you would imagine that Microsoft would rather pay out than have to risk losing brand recognition across the world.


Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someone

A co-owner of this here website, as well as a Writer, Podcaster and Designer. I'm well known for my enthusiasm and positivity. You can find out what's on my mind by following me on Twitter and by checking out The Geek Show, The Podcast of Wisdom and Ring the Bell.