confusingly similar
In trademark law, when a trademark, logo, or business name is so close to that of an already existing trademark, logo, or name that the public might misidentify the new mark with the older one. 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.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

confusingly similar
adj.
   in the law of trademarks, when a trademark, logo or business name is so close to that of a pre-existing trademark, logo or name that the public might misidentify the new one with the old trademark, 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.
   See also: trademark

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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