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What type of trademark is non-registrable?

Applicants are not permitted to apply for the registration of any of these marks: 

  • Marks that contradict principles of moral or marks that oppose public order
  • Generic words
  • Non-distinctive marks
  • Surnames
  • Names of geographic locations
  • Marks that cannot be interpreted visually such as taste, smell, or sound
  • Marks that include flags, symbols or names of international organizations, nations, states or regions

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