We reported earlier that Microsoft may have to abandon metro branding of Windows 8 due to copyright issues. Now, a leaked internal memo confirms this.

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Microsoft has been making some heavy use of the term ‘metro’ in describing the new, fresh interface of its upcoming OS, Windows 8. The term ‘metro’ has been used specifically to refer to the tile-comprising UI of Windows 8. We reported few hours ago that due to copyright issues with a German company, Microsoft may have to abandon the use of the term.


And now, an anonymous tipster with knowledge of inside news has confirmed that the company has already circulated a memo related to this issue. The memo has been sent out to Microsoft employees and asks them to abandon the use of Metro branding immediately.

The memo further reveals that the decision has been taken due to ‘discussions with an important European partner’ and that all Microsoft employees must act by the instructions immediately.

Moreover, the company is ‘working on a replacement term’ and given the imminent release of Windows 8 just weeks away, ‘plans to land on that by the end of this week.’ Until then, the employees must make use of ‘Windows 8 style UI’ in place of metro UI.

Naturally, Metro branding has been right at the heart of Windows 8, its marketing as well as documentation. And if indeed the term is the subject of some copyright infringement, Microsoft will have to come up with a quick alternative so that the release of Windows 8 doesn’t have to face any qualms.

Courtesy: The Verge

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