Sky and its registered trademark have been the subject of a number of disputes in the last few years.
The makers of new video game No Man's Sky announced today that they have reached agreement with Sky regarding its allegations that the videogame's title infringed its registered trademark.
As in this case, many trademark disputes settle on agreed terms rather than reaching contested court proceedings. However, it is always better to ensure that your intellectual property is properly protected at the outset, and to be aware of potential infringements, rather than incurring the time and expense of a dispute later on.
The maker of the highly anticipated video game No Man's Sky has revealed a legal challenge that threatened the game's name. Sean Murray said his studio had endured "years of secret stupid legal nonsense" after the broadcaster Sky said the game's title infringed its trademark. "We finally settled with Sky (they own the word sky). We can call our game No Man's Sky," he tweeted. The game was expected in June, but has been delayed until August. Hello Games has not revealed whether it paid Sky to settle the lawsuit.