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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. The following are grounds for cancellation of a registered mark: 

  • Mark is proven to be unregistrable (refer to list of non-registrable marks)
  • Proprietary rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Non-use
  • Violation of rights of registered and unregistered designs
  • Violation of rights under Article 6septies, Article 6bis and Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
  • Bad faith

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