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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A trademark’s registration can be cancelled on the following reasons:

  • Mark is not distinctive
  • Mark is descriptive
  • Mark is deceptive or used in misleading ways
  • Mark is generic
  • Mark is against moral standards or contrary to public order
  • Mark is against Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
  • Mark does not satisfy Section VIII.A. Use Requirements

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