Immoral Trademarks Report

Darts-ip’s newest publication exploring immoral trademark legislation worldwide is now publicly available

Based on a study of data in the Darts-ip case database, the aim of this report is to discuss rejections based on grounds of immorality in different jurisdictions around the world.

The statistics generated for this report are derived from trademark cases where decisions on the merits include immorality-related points of law decided between January 1, 2008, and May 31, 2018. Statistics based on more specific subsets of time are marked accordingly within the report. Preliminary and provisional decisions are excluded from the scope of the statistics and final WIPO refusals are included.

Editor’s Note – Due to the nature of this legal issue, this report contains strong language that some readers may find offensive.