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Is “Waji” Confusingly Similar to “Uwajimaya”?

Uwajimaya, Inc. claims that its business is known by the diminutive “Waji” and that it orally (uh-oh) licensed the Waji mark to Defendant Concourse Concessions LLC.  Concourse Concessions apparently begs to differ on ownership, having successfully registered “Waji” in its own name.  Which doesn’t explain its pending effort to register “Uwajimaya” too.  Currently its application to register the above depicted mark with “Uwajimaya” in it is refused on the basis of likelihood of confusion with the plaintiff’s registration.  Oh, six days later it filed a new application for a very similar mark without the word “Uwajimaya.”

Full rundown on the complaint by The Seattle Trademark Lawyer here.

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