Q: In which cases a trademark application may be rejected ?

1- Marks devoid of any distinctive feature or consisting of signs or data which do not fall beyond the designation that is traditionally given to the products, drawing, or the ordinary images thereof.


2- Trademarks that are identical and similar to trademarks previously registered for the same products or services.


3- Marks that violate public order or morals.


4- Public emblems, media, and other symbols of the State or the other states or the regional or international organizations, as well as any imitation thereof.


5- Marks that are identical or similar to symbols of a religious character or particularity.


6- The symbols of the Red Cross or the Red Crescent or other similar symbols, as well as the signs which represent imitations thereof.
7- Images of others or their logo unless they authorize the use thereof.


8- Data on honors degrees unless the applicant has proved to have obtained them
9- Marks and geographical indications that may mislead or confuse the public, or contain false data on the origin of products or services or other characteristics, as well as marks containing a false, imitated, of a forged trade name.


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