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The following can be grounds for cancellation:

  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is generic
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is functional
  • the mark is misleading, disparaging, or deceptive
  • protection of armorial bearings, State emblems, and flags
  • the mark is inclusive of a geographical indication
  • the mark is contrary to public policy or principles of morality
  • the mark is used in a misleading manner
  • the mark is prohibited in this jurisdiction
  • application in bad faith
  • the mark is unused for a continuous two-year period
  • See Section VIII.A. Use Requirements

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