Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

Yes. Applications for trademark can be opposed if any of the following is violated:

  • Proprietary right
  • Descriptive mark
  • Non-distinctive mark
  • Misleading or deceptive mark
  • Mark is a personal name
  • Generic mark
  • Mark implies a geographic indication
  • Rights under Article 6bis and Article 8 of the Paris Convention
  • Mark contrary to moral principles or public policy
  • Unauthorized use of national symbols or protected emblems
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