we had registered for a trademark for a certain name. I will not disclose the name at this point. We had applied it under section 42. It was filed on 29th jan 2009. it has already appeared in the journal on 16/08/2010.
so basically we know that it is has been approved. what i noticed is a company is blatanly advertising our name. but the only i can see is that the name sounds exactly the same when pronounced but the only thing that is there is some spelling alphabet missing (in this case only one).
eg: our name is says DEALS, they have said DEELS.
as you can see it is same. do you think we can fight this. as far as we know it is our trademark. the problem could be that this a very huge company, and we dont know how far we can be successful. As for us using the registered name, we have been doing it for the last 2 years. and this company has started using it only for the last couple of months.
please expert advice will be more than welcome. you can post here for everybody's benefit or PM me at a personal level also.
thank you in advance