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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A registered mark may be cancelled on the following reasons: 

  • Rights in a personal name, registered design, company name, pharmaceutical/medicinal product, fixed architectural site, or industrial property
  • Bad faith
  • Geographical indication
  • Incapable of being reproduced graphically
  • Conflict with moral principles and public order
  • Generic mark
  • Registration under name of agent or representative
  • Used of protected emblems of states, flags or armorial bearings
  • Proprietary rights
  • Descriptive mark
  • Non-distinctive mark
  • Misleading/disparaging/deceptive mark
  • Functional mark

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