A mark cannot be register in India as a trademark if:

  • The mark is likely to create confusion in general public;
  • The mark is likely to deceive the public as being similar to an established brand;
  • Any mark which can hurt or affect the religious beliefs of any class of people;
  • Mark is prohibited by Emblems act or resembles any national symbol etc;
  • Mark contains obscene or scandalous references;
  • Mark demeans another established brand.


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