No likelihood of confusion between FIDELITY and FIDELIS despite similarity between marks and services
In FIL Ltd v Fidelis Underwriting Ltd ( EWHC 1097 (Pat), May 11 2018), the Patents Court of England and Wales has held that Fil’s trademarks FIDELITY for "insurance services", "financial services" and "investment services" are not infringed by the sign FIDELIS. The case demonstrates the increasing issues with enforcing trademarks where the class of goods or services for which they are registered is broad.
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