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What marks are not registrable as a trade mark in India?

The trade marks which are not registrable in India are those which lack distinctiveness, and which are likely to cause deception or confusion in the mind of the public/ consumer

 

Besides the above, other marks which are not registrable as trade marks in India are as follow:

  • Trade marks that are likely to hurt religious sentiments of any community;

  • Trade marks that comprises any scandalous or obscene matter;

  • Trade marks the use of which is prohibited under the Emblems and Names Act, 1950, e.g. the Red Cross, the National Emblem etc.

     

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  • Trade marks for the shape of goods which is purely functional or necessary to obtain technical result or which gives substantial value to the goods

For more information on Marks not Registrable in India please write to us at: info@ssrana.com

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