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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Third-parties can make an appeal to cancel a registered mark. Grounds for cancellation include: 

  • Marks that are descriptive, generic, functional, misleading or non-distinctive
  • Marks that consist of geographical indication and protected flags, badge, emblem or armorial bearings
  • Marks that are applied for or registered in bad faith
  • Marks that are prohibited in this jurisdiction including marks that contradict principles of morality and marks that go against public order
  • Marks that are proven to infringe other rights
  • Violation of user requirements under Section VIII.A

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