absolute grounds for refusal

Trademark: Terms of Renewal

Trademark´s Renewal Terms of protection: 3 Things To Know     1. After the Trademark Law Reform  In the case of a trademark registered as of 01/14/2019, the term of protection begins on the day following the filing of the application and ends at the end of the day corresponding to the day of filing […]

Trademark Maintenance

Trademark maintenance: what happens after you have registered your trademark? It’s done! You have successfully registered your trademark. Congratulations. Your trademark now enjoys protection under trademark law. Once your trade mark has been registered, you might think that your work is done but unfortunately, we have to contradict this. Trademark protection is only of use […]

Trademark law absolute grounds for refusal

The DPMA examines the trade mark application for absolute grounds for refusal. Absolute grounds for refusal are for example: lack of distinctiveness descriptive terms that must be kept freely available for general use danger of deceiving the public an emblem of state included in the trade mark offence against public policy or accepted principles of […]

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