Tag: Trademark Registration

This image depicts the 'Trademark' and 'Registered' symbols. This post is a part of a series on what marks are permissible as trademarks. Click on the image to read the full post.

Grounds for Refusal of Trademark Registration – Part II

In the previous blog post, we discussed Section 9(1) which laid down a few absolute grounds for refusal of registration of trademarks. Today, we’ll explain in detail, Section 9(2) which states: "A mark shall not be registered as a trademark if: It is of such nature as to deceive the public or cause confusion; It contains or comprises any matter likely to hurt the religious susceptibilities of any class or section of the citizens…

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