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Derrick12

New member
What is the name of your state? IL

I am confused on what extent a trademark is considered similar. I have researched online, but still not sure if this name that I want to register will pass. Let's say, for example, I wanted to register a trademark for the following word: "FIGA". And after doing a search on the trademark website, in the same trademark goods/services class I saw the word: "FEGO".

Would the word "FIGA" be considered "similar" to the word "FEGO"? What is your opinion? Because right now I am very confused by the extent that a trademark is considered similar.
 


quincy

Senior Member
What is the name of your state? IL

I am confused on what extent a trademark is considered similar. I have researched online, but still not sure if this name that I want to register will pass. Let's say, for example, I wanted to register a trademark for the following word: "FIGA". And after doing a search on the trademark website, in the same trademark goods/services class I saw the word: "FEGO".

Would the word "FIGA" be considered "similar" to the word "FEGO"? What is your opinion? Because right now I am very confused by the extent that a trademark is considered similar.
If a consumer is likely to be confused by the similarity between trademarks and the origin of the goods/services being offered, the second user of the mark (you, in this case) may have to choose another mark or risk a denied trademark application and/or opposition from the original holder of the similar mark.

Because FEGO and FIGA are similar and are unusual marks (and the latter has a questionable connotation and denotation), I would say that there is a good chance the second user will not be able to register the mark with the USPTO in the same class of goods/services as the first (registered) user.

You should speak to a trademark attorney in your area for a personal analysis of the specific mark you are considering.

Good luck.
 
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