Court says Skype's name is too similar to Sky's

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  1. SweX

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32593735
     
  2. luciddream

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    rubbish... This is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. With a precedent like this you could go into the archives and force hoardes of established brands to change their names. It's not only 2 letters off, but has an additional 2 letters. Even McDonald's vs. McDowell's is less forgivable: "They have the golden arches, and we have the golden arcs. They have the Big Mac... we have the Big Mic."
     
  3. funkydude

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    I've yet to hear of anyone that agrees with this ruling. Sounds like the money is being pushed around behind the scenes again.
     
  4. HAN

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    MS butted heads with Sky over SkyDrive a while back. Now this. Looks like Sky is MS's worst litigious enemy! o_O
     
  5. Minimalist

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    I've never heard of anybody being confused about those two names.
     
  6. Carver

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    Huh, This is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. The two names are not even close to being similar in any fashion.
     
  7. Infected

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    Never heard of Sky..
     
  8. safeguy

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    What a mess. I'm a member of the public and I'm confused now.

    I only know sky as defined here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky

    That's what I've known since young. May I suggest the broadcaster Sky to change its name to something less cloudy?

    1 more thing:
    What about Google Sky?
     
  9. SirDrexl

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    It reminds me of when Spike Lee sued over the name Spike TV.
     
  10. xxJackxx

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    Maybe they could call it Windows Live Messenger... wait, nevermind...
     
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  12. Rasheed187

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    I agree, the judges should be fired.
     
  13. Brummelchen

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    curiosity killed the cat...

    stupids - but i think skype as a name would be history in near future and be rename to whatever.

    guess what, it is patch day and skype is gone
     
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