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.