absolute grounds for refusal

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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