Q: Why is my trademark cancelled?
A: In the United States, cancellation could happen for a variety of reasons. The most common ones are (1) Failure to renew it; (2) Failure to file an statement of use after filing an intent-to-use application; (3) Non-use at the time of the application (where the application was based on an existing use); (4) fraud; (5) abandonment (presumed if not used for more than 3 consecutive years); (6) likelihood of confusion with another trademark; (7) failure to function as a trademark (e.g., genericide, or it is merely descriptive; (8) dilution.
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