- idem sonans
idem so·nans /-'sō-ˌnanz, -ˌnänz/ adj [Latin, sounding the same]: relating to or being two names having the same or similar pronunciation or soundthe two names are not idem sonans — Johnson v. Estelle, 704 F.2d 232 (1983)the idem sonans test compare misnomer◇ An idem sonans name allows a pleading or other document (as a warrant) to be considered valid despite the minor misspelling of a name or other misidentification of a party (as in identifying a corporation as a partnership). The fact that two trademarks are idem sonans may be used to establish the likelihood of confusion on the part of consumers in a trademark infringement case.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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Idem sonans — is a legal doctrine whereby a person s identity is presumed known despite the misspelling of his or her name. The presumption lies in the similarity between the Phonology, or sounds of the correct name and the name as written. Such similar… … Wikipedia
idem sonans — /aydam sownabnz/ Sounding the same or alike; having the same sound. A term applied to names which are substantially the same, though slightly varied in the spelling, as Lawrence and Lawrance, and the like. State v. Culbertson, 6 N.C.App. 327, 170 … Black's law dictionary
idem sonans — The same sound. The doctrine, applicable in all legal proceedings, that the use of a name being merely to designate the person intended, such object is fully accomplished where the name given to him has the same sound as his true name. State v… … Ballentine's law dictionary
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sonans — See idem sonans … Ballentine's law dictionary
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