- Trademarks: Phonetic Similarity
Similarity in sound is one factor in determining whether the marks are confusingly similar. See In re E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 476 F.2d 1357, 1361, 177 USPQ 563, 567 (C.C.P.A. 1973); In re White Swan, Ltd., 8 USPQ2d 1534, 1535 (TTAB 1988). Some examples of phonetically similar marks found confusingly similar:
For more information, see 1207.01(b)(iv) Similarity in Sound – Phonetic Equivalents.
- XCEED and X-SEED
- ISHINE and ICE SHINE
- SYCOS and SEIKO
- CRESCO and KRESSCO
- ENTELEC and INTELECT
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