Mark CancellationAgency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
The registrant, or the assignee of record, may voluntarily cancel a mark registration by submitting in writing to the Corporations Division a request for cancellation. There is no fee for the mark cancellation request.
A registered mark is also cancelled when the mark is more than 10 years old and not renewed.
A court of competent jurisdiction may order a registration cancelled if the court finds:
- That the registered mark has been abandoned
- That the registrant is not the owner of the mark
- That the registration was granted improperly
- That the registration was obtained fraudulently
The court may also order a registration canceled on any ground.