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is it ok to create a name that sounds like another company…

is it ok to create...
is it ok to create a name that sounds like another company name, but is not the same

such as:

a brand name is "valutrac"

we would like to name our brand "accutrak"

offering similar services....is this kosher?
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The issue in trademark law is "likelihood of confusion" and as long as your name is XXXXX XXXXX described above they are sufficiently different such that there would be no such likelihood of confusion involved and thus it would be permissible.


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