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Who can contest my trademark registration?

  • Any interested party may oppose the registration based on absolute grounds.
  • Owners of an identical mark that was registered at an earlier date may also petition to cancel the registration.
  • A licensee of a registered trademark may also object to registration provided he is allowed to do so in the license contract and the license was registered in the trademark office.
  • Chambers of Commerce and Consumers Unions may also oppose based on absolute grounds

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