“I found my trademark registered for different goods and services – does this create an issue?”

A question we get literally daily, so let’s answer it
Off the bat you’d be thinking surely it does, it’s the same isn’t it? Well, that’s not entirely true
If you’ve found the same registered trademark either that you’ve applied for, or that you’re going to apply for, within a different category of goods/services, you CAN legally use that same mark
The owner of that same trademark will be notified, but it’s definitely unlikely they’d be able to challenge it
It’s when it could essentially be deemed kind of similar in terms of goods or services that issues will probably come about…
Think of it this way, it company x was registered in class 9 software, and you want to register the same thing in 42 software ad a service, that would still cause issues
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