Trademarks can be deleted from the trademark register for various reasons. These include prior rights of third parties, legally regulated grounds for refusal, but also the fact of non-use.
After a certain period of time, trademarks must actually be used genuinely and permanently for the registered goods and services. After expiration of the grace period for non-use, third parties may seek cancellation from the register if the trademark has not been used. We implement these special features of trademark law when managing our clients’ trademark portfolios.