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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Registration of trademark is cancellable. Listed below are grounds for cancellation:

  • The mark did not meet the Use Requirements under Section VIII.A.
  • The mark was not used for 5 consecutive years without valid reasons
  • The proprietor’s inactivity resulted to the trademark becoming a generic term for the product or service that it was registered for
  • The mark is misleading the public about its quality, nature or origin of place

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