Documents that have recently surfaced from the US Patent and Trademark Office revolve around a dispute about The Wonderful 101 in the US.
Spotted by the folk at NeoGAF, Nintendo of America have had issues attempting to register a trademark for the upcoming Wii U release, The Wonderful 101. The reason being is that another company had previously registered a trademark for "The 101", creating a cause for confusion.
Nintendo recently replied to the office action, noting quite simply that while "the applicant's and registrant's marks share the term '101,' the marks in their entireties are substantially different in appearance. Most basically, Nintendo's mark, 'THE WONDERFUL 101,' consists of three elements, while registrant's mark, "THE 101," only consists of two."
Nintendo are adamant that consumers are "more inclined to focus on the first word", which in this case would be "wonderful".
The documents are currently being reviewed.
What are your thoughts on the two trademarks - could there be confusion?