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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

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

  • Conflicts with an earlier registration (proprietary rights)
  • Mark is descriptive, misleading, disparaging, deceptive, functional, or generic
  • Mark is in conflict with a registered design or a personal name
  • Mark is against public policy and principles of moral
  • Mark is in conflict with trade names
  • Mark is in conflict with well-known marks
  • Mark is in conflict with protected emblems, flags and armorial bearings
  • Marks is registered in agent’s name
  • Mark has a geographical indication
  • There is breach of copyright
  • Unmet Section VIII.A. Use Requirements (consult us for more details)

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