Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

Yes. The opposition is available on the following grounds:

  • Proprietary right
  • Mark is descriptive
  • Mark is not distinctive
  • Mark is misleading or deceptive
  • Breach of copyright
  • Rights of notorious marks
  • Rights of trade names
  • Rights under Article 6septies of the Paris Convention
  • Rights in registered design
  • Rights in a personal name
  • Rights in a company name
  • Unauthorized use of protected emblems or national insignia
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