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The following can be grounds for cancellation:

  • proprietary rights
  • the mark is generic
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is functional
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
  • bad faith
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • the mark has been abandoned
  • the mark is prohibited in this jurisdiction
  • additional grounds depending on the circumstances of each case
  • See Section VII.A. Use Requirements.

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