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
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Review and reform the rules for the registration of trademarks
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.
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.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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