The cancellation procedure, officially known as the invalidation or revocation procedure, is a simple, fast administrative procedure which allows the cancellation of a registered trademark from the register. The holder of an earlier trademark may object to a more recent trademark that conflicts with his own trademark, but cancellation may also be demanded based on absolute grounds or because a trademark has not been used regularly.
The basis for the cancellation procedure is given in Article 2.30bis of the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP).
Filing an application for cancellation
You can file an application for cancellation using the form below. More information on the practical aspects of submitting the application, such as the minimum requirements, procedural languages and costs is given here.
More on the application for cancellation
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Relevant legal provisions
The basis for the cancellation procedure is given in Article 2.30bis of the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP). The relevant legal provisions are given in the BCIP and the Implementing Regulations under the BCIP (IR).