SJ Berwin leads Sky to victory in key Microsoft infringement battle

SJ Berwin has advised broadcaster Sky on its successful trademark claim against Microsoft, whose ‘Skydrive' cloud service was found to infringe on Sky's brand in the UK and Europe. The dispute, which began in 2011, saw Justice Sarah Asplin rule that the US software giant infringed the ‘Sky' trademark in naming its cloud service ‘SkyDrive', ruling that the name is likely to confuse customers.

SJ Berwin has advised broadcaster Sky on its successful trademark claim against Microsoft, whose ‘Skydrive’ cloud service was found to infringe on Sky’s brand in the UK and Europe.

The dispute, which began in 2011, saw Justice Sarah Asplin rule that the US software giant infringed the ‘Sky’ trademark in naming its cloud service ‘SkyDrive’, ruling that the name is likely to confuse customers.

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