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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

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

  • Descriptive mark
  • Deceptive / misleading mark
  • Non-distinctive mark
  • Generic mark
  • Geographically indicative mark
  • Moral standards or public order are violated
  • Article 6ter of the Paris Convention is violated
  • Inclusion of protected emblems or badges
  • Use of mark in misleading ways
  • Prohibited mark
  • Mark was applied for in bad faith
  • Unsatisfied use requirements under Section VIII.A.

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