Tag Archives: Confusion

Abusive Tax Schemes Often Cause Confusion in the Asset Protection Planning Arena

When clients come to see me for asset protection planning, I will occasionally get questions about offshore trusts that are part of abusive tax shelters and which the client has read about or seen described on the news. A man … Continue reading

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Confusion is one thing…

But this is just sick, sick, sick!: Vandals plaster Windows Logo on upcoming Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany Enough said! Matter meets antimatter, no? Actually, as the item explains, there's an interesting branding /competition subtext here: Though this was clearly … Continue reading

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Nominative fair use or initial interest confusion?

Interesting ad from the Electronic Payments Coalition (note the referrer mentions "Home Depot campaign," which could be a problem in some circuits, for all Eric Goldman's justified grumbling). Given the colors and the hardware shown, is this "no more than … Continue reading

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Post-Sale Initial Interest Trademark Confusion?

Two of the above magazine titles were displayed on the coffee table of the condo that we rented over our recent spring break vacation (the first and third from the left). My first reaction was, good grief, The Oprah "owns" … Continue reading

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Potentially relevant evidence may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the risk of undue prejudice, confusion of issues, or undue delay

Law Lessons from STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. MELANIE McGUIRE, __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2011), A-6576-06T4, March 16, 2011: A trial court has broad discretion under N.J.R.E. 403 to exclude evidence that may be prejudicial or that may … Continue reading

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