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

The following are grounds for an application to be challenged: 

  • Breach of copyright
  • Proprietary right
  • Violation of rights in a registered design, personal name and/or company name
  • Use of protected emblems or insignia without approval from authorities
  • Mark is descriptive, non-distinctive, misleading and/or deceptive
  • Violation of rights under Article 6bis, Article 6septies and Article 8 of the Paris Convention

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