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Q: hello, i want to file my business name trademark in the US but there is another one company similar to our name.

The trademarked name in Europe of our company is "EKURO" and we also want to start selling in the US. We sell skincare products but there is another one company in the US called EKUROS which they sell Pharmaceutical preparations and substances for the treatment of pain. Is there any conflict between the names, can we proceed with our trademark name in US?

Thank you very much

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3 Lawyer Answers
Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Miami, FL

A: Generally, the USPTO may refuse to register a trademark that is identical or very similar to a trademark that is registered in a similar or related class/category of goods or services due to likelihood of confusion. Also, using a confusingly similar mark may lead to claim of infringement. Consult with an attorney for information specific to your particular situation.

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: You are very likely to find issues with your application.

You should consult with an attorney and discuss your options and your risks.

Allison Higgins
Allison Higgins
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Helotes, TX

A: It is likely that the USPTO will refuse your registration based on the other business. You should hire a trademark attorney to do a thorough trademark search and give a more complete analysis.

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