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Should I consider abandoning my trademark application if it's similar to another?



New Member
Hello all, I'm very new to this site and the business world, I'm sorry for any mistakes.

I applied for a trade about a week ago, today I received the examination email and the attached letter reads as follows:

"My initial view is that your trade mark and
your goods and services are similar to the earlier trade marks and their goods
and services. Therefore the public are likely to confuse your trade mark with the
earlier trade marks."

My application has been accepted, however the examiner has found earlier traders with the same acronym.
For example; I trademarked MN Orange in Class 1 and two other traders trademarked MN In the same class with similar goods and services. I trademarked text only, there are also cartoony trademarks of MN.
Could this potentially cause some legal issues? If so, Should I consider abandoning my application or editing my goods and services?

Many thanks in advance.


Active Member
Verified Member
Unless you have deep pockets to fund any legal challanges further down the line I would be inclined to abandon the application. If the trademark doesnt differentiate your business from others what is the point?