Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A registration can be cancelled on the following grounds:

  • Violation of proprietary rights, design rights and/or copyright
  • Violation of rights under Paris Convention articles
  • Violation of personal name right
  • The mark is generic, functional, disparaging, deceptive, misleading and/or descriptive
  • The mark is lacking in distinctiveness
  • Violation of principles of moral, public order or public policy,
  • Unmet use requirements
  • Registration under bad faith
  • Inclusion of a geographical name in the mark
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