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General Chat Thread, Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive in General; Originally Posted by j17sparky Perhaps we need to stop allowing companies to use words like "Sky" then. Even before "the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Perhaps we need to stop allowing companies to use words like "Sky" then. Even before "the cloud" how many of us used "it's in the 'sky'" when referring to services provided in data centres? Skydrive is just that, a drive in the sky/cloud/data centre.

    What about Cable and Wireless? Why aren't they taking Virgin Media to court, or Ruckus... Not the best example I know but things like this annoy me, just a bunch of bullies throwing their weight around, which, bottom line, costs us money.
    The point is whether the use of the trademark would confuse people. Cable and Wireless would not be confused with Ruckus Wireless.

    It's the same concept as T-Mobile having a trademark on the magenta colour they use in their logo. The law allows people to use it freely so long as it doesn't confuse people. So no using that magenta colour in a phone company logo.

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    They should call it exactly what it is:

    Why not "MODS" stands for "Microsoft Online Data Storage" and Sky's would be "SODS" hehe!

    Dropbox would be?

    Can anyone take a guess at what it would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    They should call it exactly what it is
    Windows Drive? A 'drive' in Windows, rather than the drive with Windows on it.

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    Wish I had a time machine... among many things I would do, one would be to start several small companies with names like iPad (and all associated I's) sky virgin and others... Just so others couldn't use them

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    They should call it exactly what it is:

    Why not "MODS" stands for "Microsoft Online Data Storage" and Sky's would be "SODS" hehe!

    Dropbox would be?

    Can anyone take a guess at what it would be?

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    @CAM:

    Absolutely brilliant!

    Laughed my back off!

    Nice one

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