A term used in the manner of a trademark that conveys to the consumer a geographical connotation primarily or immediately. If the consumer is likely to believe that the underlying goods or services in fact come from that location, and that location is in fact the geographic origin of the underlying goods or services, then the mark is primarily geographically descriptive, and can be registered on the Supplemental Register, or on the Principal Register if the mark owner can demonstrate secondary meaning. However, if the geographic term is not in fact the origin of the underlying goods or services, and the owner of the mark intended to deceive consumers with regard to geographic origin mark, or if the mark falsely induces purchasing decisions, then the mark may be geographically deceptive, and cannot be protected. A minority of courts look at the intent of the mark owner, while most courts look at whether or not consumers are likely to materially rely upon the misdescription. While proving intent with direct evidence is virtually impossible, courts may infer from the circumstances whether or not a person had bad intent. For this reason, it is probably a good idea to stay away from terms that falsely suggest qualities of a geographic region such as SWISS for watches not made in Switzerland, and WISCONSIN for Cheese not made in that state. Finally, after the U.S. implementation of TRIPs, the Lanham Act. 2(a) has been amended to include a prohibition against the registration of any geographical mark for wines or spirits not from the place indicated in the mark.