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Q32. What are the criteria for having a trademark registration cancelled due to non-use?

Q32. What are the criteria for having a trademark registration cancelled due to non-use?

A32. The registered trademark will be cancelled, if the owner or licensee are unable to provide evidence of use of the registered mark in Japan , for a period of 3 consecutive years (calculating back from the date of filing of the cancellation trial) (Trademark Law Art. 50).