What is a cancellation of a trademark?23-05-10
Cancellation of a trademark means that the trademark passed through all the phases, was registered then was canceled from the registry, either because:
- A third party filed a cancellation action; or
- The trademark was not renewed or updated; or
- The trademark was not used (not applicable in all jurisdictions); or
- An owner of a trademark requests to cancel it from the registry. Trademark cancellation procedures are different depending on jurisdiction and may be administrative proceedings or legal ones depending on the jurisdiction.