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Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

The following can be grounds for opposition:

  • bad faith
  • conflicting prior registration
  • notorious or well-known marks
  • descriptiveness, non-distinctiveness, and non-proprietary rights
  • registration in the name of the agent or other representative of the proprietor of the mark
  • trade names
  • rights in a company name
  • unauthorized use of protected national insignia or emblem
  • rights in a personal name

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