Can my competition challenge my trademark after it is successfully registered?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If one has a reasonable basis to believe that they were damaged by the registration of your trademark, it is possible for them to file a "cancellation request". Such request would undergo examination and might start proceedings. However, starting the proceeding does not necessarily mean that your trademark would be cancelled.

For example, if your competition considers your trademark harmful to their business's reputation or infringing on the right to fairly compete, trademark cancellation might be an option.

Please note that various legal fees might be associated with this procedure, and in some jurisdictions, a licensed attorney must act on your behalf.

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