Cancellation Proceedings

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.