Post-Sale Initial Interest Trademark Confusion?

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Two of the above magazine titles were displayed on the coffee table of the condo that we rented over our recent spring break vacation (the first and third from the left).

My first reaction was, good grief, The Oprah "owns" coffee table tops in Grand Cayman too! My family members also wondered about a possible connection between Oprah and the "complimentary" magazine, given the close similarity in trade dress (my word, not theirs), so, either I'm not crazy or I've made my family crazy. Just so you know, I haven't ruled out the latter possibility.

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