In In re Nuvision U.S., Inc., the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) held that Applicant’s FLATSCREEN CONNOISSEUR mark for “home theatre products, namely televisions, LCD televisions, plasma televisions, flat panel televisions and DVD players” was confusingly similar to Registrant’s prior registered CONNOISSEUR mark for “sound equipment, namely, loudspeakers.”

In affirming the Examining Attorney’s refusal, the TTAB reiterated the principle that the additional of a descriptive term is generally insufficient to prevent a likelihood of confusion.  In addition, the TTAB also relied on evidence that Applicant’s goods and Registrant’s goods often emanate from the same source.

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