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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 Articles 6bis, 6ter, 6septies, and Article 8 of the Paris Convention
  • Violation of personal name right
  • Mark is generic, functional, disparaging, deceptive, misleading and/or descriptive
  • Mark is lacking in distinctiveness
  • Violation of principles of moral, public order or public policy,
  • Unmet requirements under Section VIII.A. Use Requirements
  • Registration under bad faith
  • Inclusion of a geographical name in the mark

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