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Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

The following can be grounds for opposition:

  • the mark is generic
  • the mark is descriptive
  • proprietary rights
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is functional
  • notorious or well-known mark
  • the mark has been obtained by fraud
  • the mark consists of a geographical indication
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
  • lack of bona fide intention to use the mark

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