Federal Judge: Reverse Confusion Not Shown In Trademark Case

(October 6, 2015, 10:36 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Efforts by a senior trademark user to enjoin the use of “GoBank” by a junior user failed Oct. 5, when a New York federal judge found that five of eight confusion factors favor the junior user (Flushing Bank v. Green Dot Corporation, et al., No. 13-9120, S.D. N.Y.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135368).

(Decision available. Document #16-151019-003Z.)

The remaining three factors established in Polaroid Corp. v. Polarad Elecs. Corp. (287 F.2d 492, 495 [2nd Cir. 1961]) “are neutral and do not tend to...
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