Willans defeats Bristows in YouView trademark case By Margaret Taylor 15 November 2012 14:45 17 December 2015 11:56 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 15 November 2012 at 15:29 Looks like an open and shut case: but such trivial considerations never stopped Bristows from milking a trade mark dispute to the bitter end! Reply Link Anonymous 15 November 2012 at 16:51 Well I don’t work for Bristows… by accident or design that was quite a clever move strategically. They applied to amend to what they REALLY wanted, seemingly on the basis that the finding of similarity was based upon confusion with the specification as drafted in the more general sense. It is still not clear that infringement would be found as against the narrower use which will actually be made of the name. The trade mark case leaves that open… the appeal is not a rehearing, whereas the state of trade mark law means that an infringement case WILL be a rehearing, the trade mark case not giving rise to estoppel (unless Total are able to change the law in this area on the basis that the Registry proceedings were run sufficiently seriously). Nice to get the dig in seemingly that FFW cleared the name and Bristows are just trying to cover the BBC’s rear parts. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.