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Q: Is this domain name similar enough to an existing domain name trademark to be considered infringement?

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Robert Kost
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Robert Kost
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A: Here are two reasons it is in your interest that this question not be answered in this forum:

1. You really don't want to analyze and deliberate in public, let alone convey your concerns and intent where a potential plaintiff might see them.

2. The question is not only a heavily fact-based assessment, requiring detailed discussions between you and an attorney, it is going to be a judgment call concerning what risks you are willing to take.

That said, here are some articles concerning "confusing similarity," the standard for assessing whether you are infringing:

https://www.findlaw.com/smallbusiness/intellectual-property/proving-infringement-confusing-similarity.html

https://www.patenttrademarkblog.com/what-is-likelihood-of-confusion/

https://www.upcounsel.com/similar-trademarks-examples

I'd consider hiring a lawyer. Hope this helps.

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
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A: Depends, you need to hire an attorney and have her/him assess your risks.

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