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What type of trademark is not registrable?

The following marks are not allowed for registration:

  • Marks that contradict standards of morality or public order
  • Generic terms
  • Symbols, names, or flags of nations, states, regions, and international organizations
  • Non-distinctive marks
  • Marks that are primarily used as a surname
  • Marks that are primarily used as a geographical location name
  • Marks that infringe a copyright
  • Marks that are used for unfair business competition

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