European Union
Geographical Indications
14. Please explain whether or not your trademark registration authority refuses a trademark application if it contains a geographical indication.
Section 14A of the Trademarks (Amendment) (Decree No. 2) Decree 2012 prohibits the registration of a trademark with the use of the word or mark 'Fiji' or any word that makes reference of implies geographic origins or words or marks making reference or implying an approval from the State for which the proprietor is entitled to disclaim all or any portion of such matter separately or together with other word unless the use of the word or mark or the use of a disclaimer on the word or mark is approved by the Minister.