Termination of validity of protection of trademark

Termination of validity of protection of trademark
March 11 09:52 2014 Print This Article

– Its owner fails to pay the validity maintenance or prolongation fee as prescribed;

–  Its owner declares to relinquish the industrial property rights;

– Its owner no longer exists or the owner of a certificate of registered mark is no longer engaged in business activities without any lawful heir;

– The mark has not been used by its owner  or his/her licensee without justifiable reasons for 5 consecutive years prior to a request for termination of validity, except where the use is commenced or resumed at least 3 months before the request for termination;

– The owner of a certificate of registered collective mark fails to supervise or ineffectively supervises the implementation of the regulation on use of collective marks;

– The owner of a certificate of registered certification mark violates the regulation on use of certification marks or fails to supervise or ineffectively supervises the implementation of such regulation;

– The geographical conditions decisive to reputation, quality or special characteristics of  products bearing a geographical indication have changed resulting in the loss of such  reputation, quality or characteristics of products.

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