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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Registration may be cancelled on these grounds: 

  • Use requirements based on Section VIII.A. are not satisfied
  • Bad faith
  • Issues with morality / public order
  • Geographical indication
  • Generic mark
  • Personal name rights
  • Registered design rights
  • Trade name rights
  • Mark was registered under name of representative
  • Protected armorial bearing, emblem and flag
  • Conflict with a well-known mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Mark is functional, descriptive, not distinctive, misleading, deceptive, or disparaging

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