• Posts by Reema Pangarkar

    Reema’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution, clearance, and maintenance, as well as general intellectual property matters.

     She has also represented clients in state court in various matters spanning from insurance ...

Many times, two marks have been found likely to be confused despite (1) the addition of a second word to the later mark (found not to overcome that mark’s use of the identical or similar word used by the prior mark), or (2) different design features (which were found to be dominated by the identical or similar word portions of the marks). 

However, a different result was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) in affirming a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) that the marks-in-issue were not likely to cause confusion.

                                  Opposer’s Design Mark                                                    Applicant's Design Mark - Trek

                          Opposer’s Design Mark                                         Applicant’s Design Mark

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