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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A registration may be cancelled on these grounds: 

  • Unsatisfied use requirements under Section VIII.A
  • Bad faith
  • Prohibited marks
  • Use of mark in deceptive manner
  • Inclusion of a protected emblem or badge
  • Conflict with morality or public order
  • Geographical indication
  • Generic mark
  • Conflict with a personal name
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with trade names
  • Registration under a different name such as agent or representative of the proprietor
  • Conflict with a notorious mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Functional, misleading, deceptive, disparaging, not distinctive, or descriptive mark
  • Proprietary rights

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