Sky wins in Skype trademark dispute with Microsoft

Pay TV giant Sky has won a legal victory in a dispute with Microsoft by preventing the latter from registering a European trademark for Skype.  The General Court of the European Union accepted Sky’s contention that the Skype brand and the figurative elements of its logo could result in consumer confusion. “As regards the visual, […]

YouView infringes regional telco’s trademark, rules court

UK connected TV platform YouView infringes a trademark owned by a Total Ltd, an independent telecoms company based in South West England, according to a High Court ruling.  The judgement, which was issued yesterday, concludes that YouView’s set top boxes and TV service infringed Total’s ‘YourView’ trademark, and dismissed YouView’s argument that the trademark was […]

Sky and Microsoft settle trademark dispute

BskyB and Microsoft have reached a settlement over the latter’s use of the SkyDrive brand name, which Microsoft will now phase out.  The settlement will allow Microsoft to continue to continue to use the SkyBrand name for its cloud file storage service for a “reasonable period of time” until it transitions to a new brand. […]