I'm having some trouble with a Section 2(d) Refusal: Likelihood of Confusion for a self-filed trademark in two classes. The fictional example below closely and accurately replicates the situation:
Trademark filed as "text": Sunset Bike Company
This was denied because "Bike" and "Company" are general terms for the specific Classes filed under, and because of cited conflicts that cause confusion with:
- Sunset Home
- Sunset Ski & Bike Company
- Sunset Ski
Can the use of capitalization and combined words/characters help us avoid this confusion? Possibilities could include:
- "S U N S E T B I K E"