What Are Related Products and Services?

You need to weigh several factors to determine if goods and services are related.



Deciding whether goods or services are related is a key determination in trademark conflicts and in deciding whether a mark qualifies for federal registration. This is because the extent to which goods or services are related will determine whether marks used on them are likely to confuse consumers if the marks are the same or very similar to one another.

How closely related goods or services are considered to be depends on many factors, the most important of which are:

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