OneDrive, the new name of Microsoft’s cloud storage service is quite similar to One.com’s Cloud Drive, and Microsoft may face yet another lawsuit soon.
Just two days ago, Microsoft announced OneDrive, the new name for its cloud storage service, after losing to the right to use the brand “SkyDrive” against British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). Now, even OneDrive also seems under a cloud as earlier.
According to Neowin.net, One.com’s Cloud Drive sounds similar to Microsoft’s OneDrive and the Danish company has already been consulting experts to defend its business and brands.
OneDrive is “a name that is very close to One.com’s own cloud service.” Thomas Medard Frederiksen, CEO of One.com stated.
One.com established in 2002 in Denmark is one of the leading companies in Europe within the provision of domain names and sales of web hosting services. Among the services, ‘Cloud Drive’ is a file hosting service up to 30 GB (5 GB + 500 MB per referral) for free that allows you to store their files and synchronize any folder on your computer.
In addition to Windows and Mac OS X, the service is also accessible on iOS and Android devices through apps. Therefore, Medard believes it can create confusion among users, and Microsoft should have done some research before rebranding their service.
One.com has been offering its cloud storage service for more than three years, so they may have obtained the trademark and may decide to drag Microsoft to court.