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    Re: No Man's Sky developers win legal battle against Sky Plc

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    The settlement might simply be more along the lines of them agreeing to leave it all alone, so that Sky can't been seen to loose outright?
    Or possibly you'll get product placement in the game promoting Sky products ?
    There will be a bunch of grey suit lawyers trawling the universe for mention of "Sky" with anything that has a brand, and they will Cease and Desist them even if it is invalid claim. So if someone decides to launch a washing powder with the word Sky in it, they will be all over them.

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    Re: No Man's Sky developers win legal battle against Sky Plc

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickR View Post
    WTF? They won the word "sky" which are the skies above now? Talk about corporate raping of everyone.

    How the #### did they even get the "right" to the word sky? Let me just copyright the following words then and become ultra rich:"skies, water, earth, sun, moon, weather, rain, snow, river, tree, green, orange, air, summer, city, star, etc..."
    No. They don't "own" the word sky. They have a registered trademark, which means that they are the only company allowed to use the branding "Sky" in certain areas of business. Registration of trademarks is a fairly complex process (although not hugely expensive - to register a trademark in the UK costs £170 + £50 per additional "class" you want to use it in). If you really want to try to register any of those words as trademarks, you'll want to read https://www.gov.uk/how-to-register-a-trade-mark first, which will tell you how to go about it. Good luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    The amount of people who don't understand how copyright works is sky high *runs*
    Well, it's trademarking, not copyright. If Sky was copyright, no-one else could use the word without breaching copyright. That's a whole different kettle of fish. But let's not cloud the issue, huh?

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    Re: No Man's Sky developers win legal battle against Sky Plc

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Slightly OT: I could've sworn I posted a comment in this thread yesterday, but it's nowhere to be found. Weird...
    'Sky' had their lawyers get it removed because you must certainly have used the word 'Sky' without their permission
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    Re: No Man's Sky developers win legal battle against Sky Plc

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    'Sky' had their lawyers get it removed because you must certainly have used the word 'Sky' without their permission
    That's the ONLY thing that makes sense... The bastids!

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    Re: No Man's Sky developers win legal battle against Sky Plc

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Wow.....really?

    Another reason I am glad to have kicked these money-grabbing-barstewards into touch a while ago. Wish more people would!
    Same here, binned Sky and sorted myself a Kodi box
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    Re: No Man's Sky developers win legal battle against Sky Plc

    I wonder if the orange trademark is still held by EE?

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    Re: No Man's Sky developers win legal battle against Sky Plc

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    I wonder if the orange trademark is still held by EE?
    Orange is still a brand owned by EE.... they use it on the pitch side boards at the Euro matches. EE seems to be mainly a UK thing
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