Antidissection Rule Law and Legal Definition

Antidissection rule is a principle of trademarks law that requires potentially conflicting marks to be compared as a whole or as they are viewed by consumers in the marketplace, rather than as broken down into their component parts. The marks must be considered in its entirety. However application of the rule does not preclude an analysis of the dominant and subordinate features of a mark to determine which features make the most significant impression on consumers.