Microsoft Will Rename SkyDrive Following UK Court Settlement

Posted by at 9:56 am on July 31, 2013

SkyDrive LogoMicrosoft will be renaming SkyDrive, its personal cloud storage offering that the company has been touting as a big part of Windows 8 and the upcoming Windows 8.1.

Microsoft is doing so after reaching a settlement with British Sky Broadcasting Group, which had contended that Microsoft’s use of the name “SkyDrive” infringed on the British company’s “Sky” trademark.

An English High Court judge had ruled in June that Microsoft had indeed infringed on British Sky Broadcasting’s trademark.

The settlement today allows Microsoft to continue to temporarily use the SkyDrive name until it comes up with a new one. Microsoft also agreed not to appeal the judge’s decision, according to a news release.

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