The Mere Possibility of Confusion is Sufficient for Trademarks to be Deemed Similar. Expert’s Commentary

29.11.2013, Elena Y. Gorodisskaya
The Mere Possibility of Confusion is Sufficient for Trademarks to be Deemed Similar. Expert’s Commentary
Elena Gorodisskaya, Trademark Attorney at AGP, dwells on trademark infringement disputes and appealing Rospatent’s refusal of trademark registration due to prior trademark registrations or applications; in particular, the court needs to find whether or not the opposed marks are confusingly similar, for which purpose it is necessary to establish the existence or lack of similarity between the opposed marks, the extent of similarity and whether they are registered or applied for similar goods.