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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

The following can be grounds for cancellation:

  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
  • the mark is functional
  • rights of protected armorial bearings, flags and other State emblems
  • the mark is generic
  • the mark consists of a geographical indication
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • the mark includes a badge or an emblem of particular public interest
  • the mark is used in a misleading manner
  • the mark is prohibited in this jurisdiction
  • the application for or registration of the mark was made in bad faith

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