Skype Gets Beating With The EU Stupid Stick

Sorry, thought you were a satellite TV broadcaster then, easy mistake, apparently.

Europeans are apparently too dumb to tell the difference between Skype and Sky. In the same way that the EU courts forced Microsoft to change the name of Skydrive to Onedrive, the company has now been denied a trademark for the Skype name on the basis that it is too close to the Sky trademark.

In terms of stupid decisions this outranks even the previous Skydrive one. And appears to have given Sky ownership of the word 'sky' and anything derived from it, in Europe at least.

Hopefully Microsoft will appeal the decision.