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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

The following can be grounds for cancellation:

  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is deceptive, misleading or disparaging
  • the mark is generic
  • protection of flags, armorial bearings, and other State emblems
  • geographical indication
  • the mark is used in a misleading manner
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • inclusion of a badge or emblem of any particular public interest
  • prohibited marks
  • bad faith
  • See Section VIII.A. Use Requirements

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