SkyDrive follows Metro into oblivion as Microsoft abandons trademark case

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“How’s SkyDrive?” “Oh, SkyDrive… won’t see him no more.” Microsoft One month after a British court ruled that Microsoft’s SkyDrive infringed on a British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) Group trademark, Microsoft has decided not to appeal and will find a new name for its cloud storage service. A press release Microsoft provided to Ars today states that BSkyB and Microsoft have agreed to a “settlement of trade mark infringement proceedings in the European Union brought by Sky against Microsoft in the English High Court… According to the settlement, Microsoft will not pursue its planned appeal of this decision and Sky will allow Microsoft to continue using the SkyDrive name for a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand. The agreement also contains financial and other terms, the details of which are confidential.” Microsoft said it would not provide any details beyond what’s in the press release, which also makes a vague reference to “joint projects” to benefit Microsoft and BSkyB customers. A new name for SkyDrive was not announced. The release does not specify whether the name change would occur in Europe only or worldwide, but it seems likely that Microsoft would want to have one name for the service in every region. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments        

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SkyDrive follows Metro into oblivion as Microsoft abandons trademark case

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