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What type of trademark is not registrable?

  • marks that are against moral standards or public order
  • generic terms
  • flags, names or symbols of nations, states, regions, or of international organizations
  • non-distinctive trademarks
  • marks that function primarily as surnames
  • marks that function primarily as geographic location names
  • other prohibited names including:
    • various chemical and pharmaceutical names
    • plant variety names
    • the word "police"
    • etcetera

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