European court says Skype’s name is too similar to Sky’s

Video chat software Skype’s name is so similar to the broadcaster Sky’s that the public is likely to be confused between the two, an EU court has ruled.The judgement prevents Microsoft from registering a trademark for Skype’s name and bubble-design logo. see:Skype can be confused with Sky TV, EU court rules
An EU court has ruled that Microsoft’s Skype is too similar in name to Sky TV and that it could confuse the public.The ruling prevents Microsoft from registering a trademark for its voice, video and text chat service Skype as well as its light blue bulb logo in the EU, in the second blow against Microsoft revolving around Sky-like names in two years.

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