Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A trademark registration is cancellable on the following grounds:

  • Violation of proprietary rights or an earlier registration existed
  • Mark is descriptive, deceptive, misleading, disparaging, or generic
  • Violation of rights in a personal name
  • Mark is lacking in distinctiveness
  • Mark has geographic indication
  • Mark is against public moral or policy
  • Violation of rights under Article 6ter, Article 6bis, Article 6septies and Article 8 of the Paris Convention
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