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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. These are the grounds for a registration to be cancelled: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Descriptive mark
  • Non-distinctive mark
  • Misleading/disparaging/deceptive mark
  • Functional mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Conflict with a notorious mark
  • Use of protected flag, symbol and armorial bearing
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with a famous personal name
  • Generic mark
  • Use of geographical indication
  • Issues against moral principles or public order
  • Conflict with a company name

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