Microsoft agreed to rename the cloud service SkyDrive




Earlier this month, the High Court of England and Wales ruled that giving your cloud service SkyDrive, but rather used the word in the title of Sky, the company Microsoft had violated copyrights British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). It is now known that the software giant agreed to change the name of its cloud service around the world.

The agreement states that Microsoft will not appeal the decision, and BSkyB in return allows the software giant to use the brand SkyDrive «within a reasonable period of time in order to change the brand has caused the least possible negative impact.”

The agreement also contains other details about the financial aspect, but as Microsoft, and BSkyB, pledged not to disclose the details, as the agreement is confidential.

The representative of the company Microsoft has officially confirmed the name change colleagues The Verge:

“We are pleased that we were able to reach a consensus, and we can assure you that this decision in no way affect the quality of our services.”

Recall that the company BSkyB is one of Europe’s largest providers of pay television. It owns channels such as Sky One, Sky Sports and Sky Movies.

It should also be noted that in the history of Microsoft already has a similar precedent in which the software giant had to drop the name Metro tile interface . However, if the case never came to trial, the German company Metro AG has allowed Microsoft to use the name of the Metro throughout the marketing campaign.
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