BSkyB, Skype in legal dispute over Sky trademark

Wednesday 11 August 2010 | 10:43 CET | News
British Sky Broadcasting has taken legal action against Skype claiming to own the rights to the 'Sky' part of Skype's name, The Guardian reports. Details of the 5-year dispute emerged after Skype filed documents for an IPO to raise up to USD 100 million. The IPO statement showed tat since 2005, Skype has defended various Sky legal challenges over the use of the word of Sky in its logo and brand name. Skype won disputes in Brazil, Turkey and Switzerland. However, the EU trademark registration office ruled in favour of BSkyB in July. BSkyB claimed the Skype bubble logo was confusing to

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Companies: British Sky Broadcasting / Skype
Countries: World
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