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What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

Applications can be opposed on the following grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Conflict with a notorious mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Conflict with a trade name
  • Registration using the agent’s name
  • Conflict with a company name
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with a personal name
  • Conflict with an unregistered similar mark that was used at an earlier time
  • Bad faith

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