Apopka, FL asked in Trademark for Florida

Q: Is there a difference in these two trade marks..... 1. HOOPSLife. and 2. HOOPLife. ?

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Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A trademark owner or trademark would likely find those trademarks to be confusingly similar and the use of one would likely create a likelihood of confusion with the other, depending on the class/category of the trademarks, etc. Generally speaking, the addition of one letter does not overcome the confusion. This could lead to a claim of trademark infringement.

John Brendan Riordan agrees with this answer

Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It depends on whether the goods or services are in the same or related classes. If both marks are being used for goods that are similar, then a likelihood of confusion could exist, but it's not automatic. Likewise, different spelling doesn't save a mark from a likelihood of confusion analysis.

John Brendan Riordan agrees with this answer

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL

A: Are you asking whether they are confusingly similar? Yes, they are.

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