In Trademark Disputes - updated on 11/11/2009
I own a company, XYZ, with a trademark that is registered. It is an apparel company. Recently, another company selling clothing in the same industry (golf) has applied for registration "XYZWear", plus the tag line, "Golf Fashion for Women." The only destinct feature of the mark is XYZ. On first review from the examining attorney, they list no confusing marks, but insisted that the applicant disclaim "wear" and "Golf fashion for Women,...