Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark

Q: I want to offer freelance software development services under the name "office 365 developer"

Will this infringe on Microsoft's trademark "Office 365"?

1 Lawyer Answer
Walker Weitzel
Walker Weitzel
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: Trademark infringement is determined by the "likelihood of confusion" test. This test inquires whether a reasonable consumer is likely to be confused about the provenance of a given product or service. It seems there is a good chance that consumers would be confused about whether the service is being provided by Microsoft.

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