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What type of trademark is not registrable?

  • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
  • generic terms
  • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions or international organizations, or an imitation thereof
  • non-distinctive marks
  • surnames
  • a mark that causes confusion as to the source of the goods or services
  • a mark that is substantially similar to a famous or notorious mark in any country
  • trade dress
  • descriptive geographic names
  • deceptive geographic terms
  • descriptive terms
  • a name, portrait or signature of a living individual unless consent is obtained
  • surnames are not registrable unless the consent is obtained
  • marks contrary to the law


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