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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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Weak, confusingly similar, or nearly identical names do not have a chance of surviving the power and ubiquity of electronic commerce.
The differences between subsections 2 and 4 are very subtle -- indeed, the confusingly similar provisions can apply simultaneously to the same conduct or false statement(4) -- but the latter subsection applies to officers, directors, and employees of corporate taxpayers in respect of the corporation's income (and excise) tax returns, whereas the former is aimed primarily at promoters, appraisers, and third-party tax practitioners.
Under ICANN rules, cybersquatting cases -- where one party abuses another party's rights by holding a domain name that is confusingly similar to the other party's trademark or service mark -- will be resolved by a mandatory administrative hearing administered by the National Arbitration Forum or by WIPO.
Nevertheless, the ICANN procedures are available only when three requirements are met: 1) The domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark; 2) the registrant has no legitimate interest in the domain name; and 3) the domain name is registered and used in bad faith.
The launch follows the decision of the Commercial Court in Dusseldorf in a case with Austria-based "FTV Programmgesellschaft mbH" which was published on Sept 2, ruling that the brands "Fashion Television" and "Fashion TV" are generic and not confusingly similar.
A beer campaign fronted by television presenter Tim Lovejoy has been cleared of breaching the UK Advertising Code after viewers complained that it was confusingly similar to his cooking programme.
htm) Balkan state joined the European Union , Italian authorities requested Croatian winemakers to drop the name "Proshek", a traditional Dalmatian wine, as they claim it sounds confusingly similar to Prosecco and could mislead customers.
in or the word TATA or any name comprising of the same or deceptively/ confusingly similar to it, regarding any goods, services or domain.
Mixed Chicks presented evidence at trial that the overall appearance of the Mixed Silk products is confusingly similar to that of Mixed Chicks line.
The firm yesterday lost an appeal against a High Court ruling last year that the wrapping was confusingly similar to that used by rivals McCambridge on their 500g Irish "stone-ground wholewheat bread".
If a trademark is registered, all others are prohibited from using marks confusingly similar to the registered mark.
It's probably the largest verdict of its kind on the issue of using a confusingly similar name," said Errol Copilevitz of the Kansas City, Mo.