Microsoft Found to Infringe on “SkyDrive” Name, Forced to Rename

| July 31, 2013 | 37 Replies


When Windows Phone came out Microsoft went crazy telling anyone who would listen about its “metro” interface, then they got sued for that word and started calling it “Modern UI’ (which nobody elses uses). Well the same seems to have happened with Microsoft’s cloud storage service, Skydrive; the courts ruled that Microsoft was infringing on a  trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group and were instructed to find another name within a suitable period of time.

the company will allow Microsoft to continue using the brand “for a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand.”

I think Microsoft should go about it the same way I name files on my computer when there’s a conflict in the name, just call it “hlkalkfmadsf124” and you’re set 😛

And as is usual it only took a few precious hours before a parody account has popped up:



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