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Review and reform the rules for the registration of trademarks

Submitted by Gbemisola Isimi on Friday 4th June 2021

Published on Thursday 10th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 10th December 2021

Current Signatures: 6
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Review and reform the rules for the registration of trademarks

Petition Details

It has come to light that the UKIPO have over the years allowed registrations of names of ethnic groups, geographical locations, languages and cultures in its singular form. The recent uproar surrounding a British retailer trademarking ‘Yoruba’ has brought this to the forefront.

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We want the government to review the rules for the registration of trademarks, and reform these to protect the names of ethnic groups, geographical locations, languages and cultures from being trademarked in their singular form.


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