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What type of trademark is not registrable?

The following marks are not registrable:

  • Generic words
  • Marks without distinctive qualities
  • Marks that include name, symbol or flag of a nation, state or region including international organizations
  • Surnames
  • Names of geographic locations
  • Marks that resemble Red Cross or Red Crescent
  • Use of picture, emblem or symbols of third parties without obtaining proper consent
  • Use of honorary distinction without proofs of legal entitlement
  • Use of religious symbols or signs

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