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

Opposition is conducted on the following grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Mark is descriptive, misleading, disparaging, deceptive, functional or generic
  • Rights of a notorious mark
  • Rights in (famous) personal name
  • Rights in a registered design
  • Rights in a trade name
  • Rights in a company name
  • Geographical indication
  • Issues with morality or public policy
  • Protected state emblems, armorial bearings, or flags
  • Registration under a representative’s name

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