What type of trademark is not registrable?

  • generic terms
  • marks that contradict public order or moral standards
  • non-distinctive trademarks
  • names, symbols or flags of states, regions, or nations of international organizations
  • marks that function principally as geographic location names
  • marks that function primarily as surnames
  • no names or words of the following shall be accepted:
    • single chemical element
    • single chemical compound
    • chemical substance
    • chemical preparation
  • any scandalous design
  • anything that is likely to deceive or cause confusion
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