YouView faces legal challenge to the use of its brand

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UK internet TV provider YouView has become embroiled in a trademark dispute with a Cheltenham-based tech firm.

The High Court in London has upheld an earlier ruling that the TV platform's name was "confusingly similar" to YourView, a name filed by Total Ltd with the UK's Intellectual Property Office in June 2009.

YouView's name was filed with the IPO just over nine months later, prompting a legal challenge.


Lord Sugar is the chairman of the YouView television service

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-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20329998
 

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So, is Suralan fired?
 

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Some of these copyright spats go on for years. Apple Corps v. Apple Computers springs to mind.

How about MikeRoweSoft v. Microsoft? The former gets swallowed up by the latter eventually after a court battle,

_http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_vs._MikeRoweSoft
 

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I'm surprised Google hasn't challenged them seeing as "YouView" and "YouTube" are 42% similar to each other... :-rofl2
 
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