What trademarks cannot be registered?

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Article 129 of the Industrial Property Law Act provides a detailed list of trade mark limitations. In general terms, trade mark applications will be rejected if:

  • the mark does not meet the requirements for functioning as a trade mark,
  • the mark used for the goods indicated in the application is indistinguishable from another,
  • it consists of a colloquial,
  • the application for registration is made in bad faith,
  • the mark violates public order or common decency,
  • the mark contains a state symbol or a religious symbol,
  • the mark is misleading.

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