BSkyB opposes the ‘Sky’ in ‘Skype’

A decision to float Skype on the stock exchange has been overshadowed by a curious note in the paperwork accompanying the announcement, reports The Independent.

A decision to float Skype on the stock exchange has been overshadowed by a curious note in the paperwork accompanying the announcement, reports The Independent.

Listing risks to the proposed float, Skype is forced to admit that it faces legal contention regarding the ‘Sky’ in its name from – you guessed it – Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB.

BSkyB is claiming that it owns the ‘Sky’ in Skype, prompting one commenter on PaidContent.co.uk to ask: “What are the odds of Murdoch putting in a claim against Scunthorpe?”

Skype is hoping to raise $100m via floatation.

(Sources: The Independent, paidContent)

This article appears in issue 247 of Media Digest.

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