20. August 2013
After losing a trademark dispute with the British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, Microsoft has agreed to change the name of its Skydrive cloud service.
In a joint press release with BSkyB, Microsoft announced it will change the name of its cloud service.
The two companies reached the out-of-court settlement after a judge of the High Court of England and Wales declared the name Skydrive infringed BSkyB’s trademark rights.
Microsoft will be permitted to use the name Skydrive for a reasonable length of time during a transitional period to a new name. In return, the company agreed to not pursue an appeal of the High Court’s decision.
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