A mark shall not be registered as a trade mark if –
(a) it is of such nature as to device the public or cause confusion;
(b) it contains or comprises of any matter likely to hurt the religious susceptibilities of any class or section of the citizens of India;
(c) it comprises or contains scandalous or obscene matter;
(d) it use is prohibited under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, Online Trademark Registration.
A mark shall not be registered as a trade mark if it consists exclusively of –
(a) the shape of goods which results from the nature of the goods themselves; or
(b) the shape of goods which is necessary to obtain a technical result; or
(c) the shape which gives substantial value to the goods Online Trademark Registration.
Explanation - For the purposes of this section, the nature of goods or services in relation to which the table trade mark is used or proposed to be used shall be a ground for refusal of registration Online Trademark Registration.