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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. This jurisdiction allows cancellation of registered marks on the following grounds: 

  • mark is contrary to Switzerland’s principles of morality
  • mark is contrary or a threat to public order
  • mark is consisting of a geographical indication
  • mark is functional, misleading, descriptive, disparaging, deceptive or non-distinctive
  • mark violated proprietary rights
  • there is breach of copyright
  • there is violation against the rights of a registered design, personal name and/or company name
  • there is violation against the rights of notorious or famous mark
  • there is unauthorized use of especially protected flags, emblems or armorial bearings

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