likelihood of confusion

Definition of "likelihood of confusion"
  1. A principle in trademark law where a trademark or service mark is denied registration due to its potential to be confused with a previously registered or pending mark
How to use "likelihood of confusion" in a sentence
  1. In the soda industry, using a logo too similar to Coca-Cola's could result in a likelihood of confusion.
  2. Playing similar melodies in different songs may bring a likelihood of confusion claim.
  3. Deciding on a company name too similar to an existing company might clash with the principle of likelihood of confusion.

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