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What type of trademark is not registrable?

  • generic terms
  • marks that contradict moral standards or public order
  • non-distinctive trademarks
  • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions, or of international organizations
  • marks that function principally as surnames
  • marks that function principally as geographic location names
  • the following words or phrases:
    • "To counterfeit this is a forgery"
    • "Registered Trade Mark"
    • "Registered Service Mark"
    • any words to the like effect in any language
  • the words "Bunga Raya" and the representation of the hibiscus or any colourable imitation thereof
  • representations of or words referring to the:
    • Sri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong
    • Ruler of a State
    • any colourable imitation thereof
  • the representation of any of:
    • the royal palaces
    • any building owned by the federal government or state government or any other government
    • any colourable imitation thereof
  • the following words or signs:
    • "ASEAN"
    • the ASEAN logotype
    • any colourable imitation thereof
  • the following words or signs:
    • "Red Crescent"
    • "Geneva Cross"
    • representations of the Red Crescent, the Geneva Cross and other crosses in red
    • representations of the Swiss Federal Cross in white or silver on a red ground
    • any representations in a similar colour or colours

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