A common objection raised during trademark prosecution is confusion with an existing trademark registration. One approach to overcoming such an objection is to secure a consent agreement from the owner of the cited registration.
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The Amazing Race Canada wrapped up a few weeks ago, and if you are a fan, it was pretty entertaining. But I keep thinking about the 8th episode, in which the teams visited Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and were given a Canadian dime as a clue.
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