What type of trademark is not registrable?

Applicants may not register the following marks:

  • Marks that contradict principles or morality and public safety/order
  • Generic words or terms
  • Flags, names, or symbols of any state, nation, or international organization
  • Marks that do not show distinctiveness
  • Marks that are used primarily as a geographical name
  • Marks with geographical indications
  • Marks that are used as an advertising means
  • Scientific, literary and artistic terms
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