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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Cancellation against registration is possible on the following grounds: 

  • Marks is disparaging to a person’s dignity
  • Bad faith
  • Prohibited marks
  • Mark is used in a deceptive or misleading manner
  • Mark uses a protected badge or emblem
  • Mark contradicts moral standards or opposes public order
  • Geographical indication
  • Mark uses a protected armorial bearing, flag or state emblem
  • Generic or too common marks
  • Functional, misleading, deceptive, disparaging, non-distinctive, or descriptive marks

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