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What type of trademark is not registrable?

Botswana trademark law prohibits the following marks from registration:

  • Marks that do not follow the moral standards in Botswana or marks that contradict public policies or laws
  • Marks that are considered as generic or common
  • Marks that bear flags, symbols or emblem of any nation/state/region or international organization without consent
  • Marks that do not show distinctiveness
  • Marks that are primarily used as a geographic name
  • Marks that are notorious or well-known

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