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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A registration of a trademark is cancellable on these grounds:

  • Conflict with an earlier registered mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Rights in a media, company or personal name
  • Mark is functional, generic, descriptive, and/or deceptive
  • Rights in a design
  • Rights under the Paris Convention specifically Article 6bis, Article 6ter, Article 6septies and Article 8
  • Marks that contradict principles of morality or public policy
  • Marks that consist of a geographical indication

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