Section 9(2) of the Trademark Act prohibits the registration of a trademark if –

  • it is of such nature as to deceive the public or cause confusion
  • it contains or comprises of any matter likely to hurt the religious susceptibilities of any class or section of the citizens of India
  • it comprises or contains scandalous or obscene matter
  • its use is prohibited under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950