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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

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

  • Mark is prohibited in Barbados
  • Mark is disparaging, deceptive, misleading, descriptive and/or generic
  • Mark was applied for in bad faith
  • Mark is lacking in distinctive qualities
  • Mark is contrary to standards of moral or public laws
  • Mark is consisting of a protected emblem, badge of public interest
  • Mark is consisting of a geographic location or indication
  • Mark violated rights under Paris Convention - Article 6ter
  • Mark does not meet use requirements under Section VIII.A

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