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Q17. If a trademark application designates goods or services in multi-class and the Examiner issues an Office Action finding a reason for refusal in one of the classes, is such an application unregisterable concerning the other classes which were not refused?

Q17. If a trademark application designates goods or services in multi-class and the Examiner issues an Office Action finding a reason for refusal in one of the classes, is such an application unregisterable concerning the other classes which were not refused?

A17. Unregisterable. Unless the reasons for refusal are completely overcome, the application will be refused as a whole. If the applicant intends to register the application on the other classes which were not refused as soon as possible, it is advisable to divide the application into two independent applications. However, in the case of an international application under the Madrid Protocol, such division is not allowed.