Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A trademark’s registration may be cancelled on the following grounds:

  • Violation of proprietary rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Violation of rights in a design
  • Violation of Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, Article 6ter of the Paris Convention, Article 6septies of the Paris Convention, Article 8 of the Paris Convention
  • Mark is generic, functional, descriptive, deceptive or misleading
  • Violation of public order or against moral standards
  • Unsatisfied use requirements based on Section VIII.A.
  • Inclusion of geographical indication
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