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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Registered marks may possibly be cancelled on the following grounds: 

  • Violation of Section VIII.A. Use Requirements
  • Registration in bad faith
  • Violation of rights under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
  • Mark is proven to be misleading, not distinctive, functional, descriptive, or generic
  • Mark uses a protected emblem or badge
  • Mark contradicts principles of morality and public order

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