You should be contacting the attorney who did the search and requst the interpretation from him or her. It's not possible to adequately respond to your question based on the little bit of information you provided.
The question is whether or not it could create confusion in the mind of the consumer. I think you can trademark yours and see if the other company challenges you. They may, but "would salve" is pretty generic (as opposed to say, "Drink Coca-Cola".
I am not a trademark/intellectual property expert. Do you have something in writing from LegalZoom with their attorney's opinion? If so, you can rely on that.
The thing is, no attorney can ever promise that no one will sue you. Anyone can sue anyone else for anything. The question is whether they'd win, and no one has a crystal ball.
But if LegalZoom gave you a written opinion that you're on safe ground, you can rely on that to move to the next step.
There are attorneys and law firms all across the country that specialize in intellectual property law. There is also some helpful information available on the internet if you just do a google search.
I hope that helps. Thanks, Merry
I'll try to find you someone right away.
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