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Q30. Other than oppositions, are there any other means for a third system to request cancellation of a trademark registration?

Q30. Other than oppositions, are there any other means for a third system to request cancellation of a trademark registration?

A30. Yes. The Japan Trademark Law provides for both Invalidation Trials and Requests for Cancellation. The grounds for filling a Request for Cancellation are:

– non-use for the most recent three years
– unfair use of the registered trademark
– likelihood of confusion
– unauthorized registration

・Invalidation Appeal