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confusingly similar

adj. in the law of trade marks, when a trade mark, logo or business name is so close to that of a pre-existing trade mark, logo or name that the public might mis-identify the new one with the old trade mark, logo or name. Such confusion may not be found if the products or businesses are clearly not in the actual or potential product markets or geographic area of the other.

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The settlement, signed on 20 March, 2015, included an order for DeLUX and ASTONA to cease and refrain from using their NOME mark due to the confusing similarity to the DuPont Nomex brand.
com was registered and being used in bad faith by the respondent who took advantage of the confusing similarity between the disputed domain name and Disney's famous mark.
com's complaint questioned the legitimacy of the respondent's rights and interests in the domain names as well as the domain names' confusing similarity to Amazon.
The Second Circuit added that, in assessing the similarity of the marks at issue, "Courts should keep in mind that the law requires only confusing similarity, not identity" between the marks and that a side-by-side comparison is not the appropriate standard.
The judge confirmed that the bubbles themselves were distinctive enough to qualify for trade mark protection and that there was some confusing similarity caused by 3's use of the bubbles.
There was a similar reaction after Vasks' Dona Nobis Pacem, a powerful, simply constructed, gradually building repetition of this simple and concise prayer for peace, masterfully shaped by Vass (such a confusing similarity of names) conducting the resonant Joyful Company of Singers and the PFO on Saturday evening.