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Asked on: 9/23/13, 12:53 pm

If I wanted to trade mark a name that had part of another trade marked name in the name for same industry could I be sued for trademark infringement? For example say I wanted to trademark (Green GE) and the GE stands for General Electric. General Electric has a trade mark for the term GE in the electronics industry. Would this be trade mark infringement if I trademarked and used (Green GE)or not due to it having Green in front of GE and both companies being in the electronic industry. The reason I ask this is because you can currently apply for a trade mark as (Green GE) and not know weather this is infringement or no, or not get approved for the trade mark. So is this example trade mark infringement and could I be sued for using a name like this one by General Electric?

Thanks Matt

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