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Which Signs shall not be used as Shenzhen IT Industry Trademarks?

A Shenzhen IT Industry trademark is a sign that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others.

As provided in Article 10 of the Trademark Law, the following signs shall not be used as trademarks: 
1. Those identical with or similar to the State name, national flag, national emblem, military flag, or decorations, of the People's Republic of China, with names of the places where the Central and State organs are located, or with the names and designs of landmark buildings; 

2. Those identical with or similar to the State names, national flags, national emblems or military flags of foreign countries, except that the foreign state government agrees otherwise on the use;

3. Those identical with or similar to the names, flags or emblems or names, of international intergovernmental organizations, except that the organizations agree otherwise on the use or that it is not easy for the use to mislead the public; 

4. Those identical with or similar to official signs and hallmarks, showing official control or warranty by them, except that the use thereof is otherwise authorized;

5. Those identical with or simi1ar to the symbols, or names, of the Red Cross or the Red Crescent; 

6. Those having the nature of discrimination against any nationality; 

7. Those having the nature of exaggeration and fraud in advertising goods; and 

8. Those detrimental to socialist morals or customs, or having other unhealthy influences.

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