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Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Cancellation of registration is possible. These are the grounds for a registered trademark to be cancelled: 

  • Violation of proprietary rights
  • Descriptive marks
  • Non-distinctive marks
  • Deceptive marks
  • Functional marks
  • Breach of copyright
  • Violation of rights under Article 6septies, Article 6ter and Article 6bis of the Paris Convention (consult us for more information)
  • Violation of registered designs
  • Violation of rights to personal name
  • Marks that are generic or have broad meaning
  • Marks that indicate a geographical location
  • Registration of marks in bad faith
  • Marks that violate standards of moral or public order

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