IP Protection

Q:
 What kinds of signs shall not be used as trademarks.
 
 
A:
 
The following signs shall not be used as trademarks:
(1) those identical with or similar to the State name, national flag, national emblem, military flag, or decorations of the P. R. China, or identical with the name of particular site where the central government is located, or the name or shape of a building with symbolic significance;
(2) those identical with or similar to the State names, national flags, national emblems or military flags of foreign countries, unless otherwise consented by the government concerned;
(3) those identical with or similar to the names, flags, emblems or names of international intergovernmental organizations, unless otherwise consented by the organization or there is no likelihood to lead public confusion;
(4) those identical with or similar to the official identification, inspection seal that certifying control and guarantee, unless otherwise authorized;
(5) those identical with or similar to the symbols, or names of the Red Cross or the Red Crescent;
(6)those having the nature of discrimination against any nationality;
(7) those having the nature of exaggeration and fraud in advertising goods;
(8)) those detrimental to socialist morals or customs, or having other unhealthy influences.
The geographical names as the administrative divisions at or above the county level and the foreign geographical names well-known to the public.
 

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