What are the grounds for objections or refusal to register a trademark in Bhutan?

A trademark can be refused registration in Bhutan under the following grounds:

Similar or identical to an earlier trademark for the same or similar goods/ services.

Similar or identical to an earlier trademark in respect of different goods/ services. Further, the following grounds will be considered by Registrar while


Devoid of any distinctive character. Consists exclusively of the marks or indications which may serve in trade to designate the kind, quality, quantity, intended purpose, values, geographical origins or the time of productions of the foods or rendering of the service or other characteristics of the goods or services.

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