Airachnid; a name which came to limelight recently. Sadly though we have to say goodbye to that name for US Patent Office has denied the Trademark “Airachnid”.
“Registration of the applied-for mark is refused because of a likelihood of confusion with the mark in U.S. Registration No. 2917921. Trademark Act Section 2(d), 15 U.S.C. §1052(d).
Applicant’s mark, AIRACHNID, is highly similar to registrant’s mark, ARACHNOID. The marks are both intended to be plays on the word “arachnid,” and as such, are highly similar in impression. Additionally, the first portion of the marks, “AIRACHN” and “ARACHN” are nearly identical in sound and appearance, and the final portion “NID” and “NOID” is also highly similar. Note that slight differences in the sound of similar marks will not avoid a likelihood of confusion.
You can view the Original Document here.