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What type of trademark is non-registrable?

Trademarks that meet any of the following criteria cannot be registered: 

  • Marks that contradict public order or counter standards of moral
  • Common terms or words that have broad meaning
  • Names/symbols/states of state/nation/international organization
  • Marks without acquired distinctiveness
  • Marks that serve mainly as geographical locations
  • Shape of a product
  • Marks that may potentially cause deceit to consumers

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