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The following can be grounds for cancellation:

  • non-use
  • proprietary rights
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is deceptive, misleading or disparaging
  • the mark is functional
  • the mark is generic
  • notorious or well-known mark
  • the mark consists of a geographical indication
  • the mark was obtained by fraud
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality

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