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Can an existing word be registered as a trade mark?

Yes, providing the existing word:

  • Distinguishes your business from others;
  • Does not describe your goods or services;
  • Is not already registered to or bear similarity to a registered trade mark of another business working in your line of trade;
  • Isn’t offensive;
  • Does not promote illegal activites;
  • Does not attempt to mislead the public.
Updated on 11th September 2020

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