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What type of trademark is not registrable?

The following marks are prohibited from registration: 

  • Marks that are in conflict with standards of moral and public order
  • Marks that consist of general words or terms that have broad meaning
  • Marks that contain flags, symbols and names of international organizations, regions, states and nations without authorization from its respective authorities
  • Marks that lack acquired distinctiveness
  • Marks that serve principally as a name of a geographic location 

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