On what grounds can a trademark be refused in China?

Absolute grounds:

  1. Descriptive of the function, quality, materials etc. of the claimed products or other conditions due to lack of distinctiveness;
  2. Conflict with National Symbol or Geographical names (except those approved by the government of the country concerned, a trademark registration in such country could be used as the evidence of government proof)
  3. Negative meaning

 

Relative grounds:

Confusion with a similar trademark.

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