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Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

Yes. Applications can be opposed on these grounds:

  • Violation of proprietary rights or conflict with an earlier registration
  • Bad faith
  • Descriptive or non-distinctive mark
  • Similarity with a notorious mark
  • Registration was made in the name of a representative or agent
  • Violation of rights in a company or personal name
  • Use of protected symbols, insignia or emblems

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