Mr Justice Peter Smith has this week released his decision concerning the trade mark dispute in the Chancery Division, between the TV channel name DISCOVERY HISTORY and THE HISTORY CHANNEL.
Â The Judge dismissed the claim and the counterclaim and highlighted the difficulty in relying on witness survey evidence to support its case.
He said: – “This case demonstrates the need for solicitors preparing witness statements to curb their enthusiasm in seeking to obtain the best for their clients. “
I doubt very much that the Judge was referring to the great Larry David and the brilliant series Curb your enthusiasm. Aficionados and wannabees of the show can see a clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WcL7OlbM8w