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

Third parties can use these grounds to oppose a trademark application: 

  • Rights in industrial properties
  • Rights in a name of company
  • Rights in a (famous) personal name
  • Rights in a registered design
  • Rights in a trade name
  • Rights in a notorious mark
  • Proprietary rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Registration of mark under a different name like agent’s or representative’s name
  • Descriptive mark
  • Misleading/deceptive/disparaging mark
  • Unauthorized use of protected state emblems or national insignia
  • Unregistered domain name

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