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

Applications can be opposed on any of these grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Unauthorized use of national insignia and / or state emblem
  • Company name rights
  • Personal name rights
  • Registered design rights
  • Registration under a different name such as name of agent or other representatives
  • Notorious mark rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Misleading/disparaging/deceptive mark

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