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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Legislation has put forward the requirement that the same-name management companies, organizations with similarly confusingly similar names can not work in the market.
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.
It is well known that corporations and individuals register their trademark in order to protect their brand so that competitors and infringers do not use confusingly similar or identical trademarks.
The court found that Popov had created "an identical or confusingly similar domain name" and had done so in bad faith.
The main benefit of the Supplemental Register is supposed to be that no one else can register a confusingly similar mark.
Today's consumer welcomes choice, but if the major players seek to dominate the market using confusingly similar brands that choice will be reduced.
Consequently, if a word, phrase, or design in a social media post is confusingly similar to another's trademark and is used to promote similar or related products or services, the trademark owner having prior rights can object to the use (whether its mark is registered or not).
Now swindlers have gone one step further, and rather than using a name confusingly similar to the Intellectual Property Office, they are brazenly using exactly this name.
A business there has chosen to use branding and visual presentation so confusingly similar to that of our own Godiva stores and cafes as to be misleading to customers and damaging to our business.
PLILI) - distributor of La Filipina Luncheon Meat - against Easymart for allegedly selling canned goods bearing food labels that were confusingly similar to their best-selling La Filipina Luncheon Meat brand.
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.