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

Third parties can oppose the application on any of these grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Conflict with a well-known mark
  • Mark was registered under a representative’s name
  • Registered design rights
  • Personal name rights
  • Geographical indication
  • Company name rights
  • Prior use of an unregistered mark

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