confusingly similar

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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WIPO found that the domain names were confusingly similar to a trademark and deemed them to be used and registered in bad faith.
What if I don't have a registration or trademark application on file and a third party is using a trademark, brand name or logo identical or confusingly similar to mine?
"Defendants' unauthorized use of the confusingly similar designation George Sink II in connection with identical services is likely to cause confusion among consumers as to the affiliation, connection, association, origin, sponsorship, or approval of Defendants' services with or by Plaintiff," Sink Sr.
They showed that the office routinely refuses to register trademarks both by saying something is scandalous and, ironically, too confusingly similar to something that is already registered.
THE HSE has brought High Court proceedings against a man who has allegedly set up a website that is confusingly similar to its crisis pregnancy freephone service.
Arguably the most important of these is the right to prevent others from offering their goods or services under a mark which is confusingly similar. Thus, for example, a shoe provider could not sell shoes using a logo which is similar enough to the Nike checkmark so as to cause a potential purchaser to think that the shoes were produced by Nike.
Trademark lawyers Page White and Farrer's letter claimed Macys Lounge was "confusingly similar" to the store's name.
Legislation has put forward the requirement that the same-name management companies, organizations with similarly confusingly similar names can not work in the market.
Given the pervasive international business climate that exists today, it is extremely important for intellectual property owners to have their assets monitored both in India and globally against any kind of infringement by registering deceptively, phonetically or confusingly similar trademarks both in words and through labels and devices.
You can also prevent others from using confusingly similar names.
This addition to your credential shows your AMT pride and helps distinguish your prestigious AMT certification from other organizations' credentials with confusingly similar names.
after the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) decided that the corporate names of both companies were 'not confusingly similar,' a copy of the decision showed.