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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Registration for a trademark can be cancelled on these grounds:

  • Proprietary rights
  • Personal name rights
  • Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
  • Article 6septies of the Paris Convention
  • Article 8 of the Paris Convention
  • Generic mark
  • Non-distinctive mark
  • Misleading or deceptive mark
  • Functional mark
  • Descriptive mark
  • Mark with geographical indication
  • Marks that are against principles of morality
  • Marks that contradict public order

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