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Breaking News: Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive after court ruling

Microsoft loses court battle, now has to rename SkyDrive globally (NASDAQ:MSFT, LON:BSY)

| BREAKING STORY News | Posted: Jul 31, 2013 4:02 pm

A UK court has ruled that Microsoft's SkyDrive name has in fact infringed on a trademark owned by British media conglomerate British Sky Broadcasting Group. As a result, Microsoft has agreed to change the name of SkyDrive worldwide. Microsoft has said that it will not appeal the ruling and BSkyB has agreed to allow the Redmond-based company to continue using the name until it can come up with a suitable replacement.

 

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SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud based service similar to Google Drive. It allows professionals, students, and everyday people to upload their Office 365 documents as well as any other files into the cloud for easy access anywhere, anytime. No word has been released yet on what the possible replacement name will be, or when it will be replaced. What do you think a good replacement name would be? Let me know in the comments!

NEWS SOURCESBailii.org, Theverge.com

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