Lifecycle of a smart idea | Global trademark cancellation strategies

47 minute read
11 November 2021

This on-demand webinar shines a light on global trademark cancellation strategies. Specifically, panelists explore how to defend against / avoid cancellation brought against your marks, as well as how to use cancellation proceedings offensively to remove potential problematic marks. The panel also discussed what evidence needs to be gathered, the limits of differentiating marks, and circumstances that may excuse non-use.


  • Kristen Kilroy - Associate, Gowling WLG
  • Alexander Christophoroff - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Yan Gong - Partner, Law Firm
  • Charlotte McDonald - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Jon Parker - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Kate Swaine - Partner & Co-Head of Intellectual Property, Gowling WLG

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This is the 17th installment in our Lifecycle of a Smart Idea series, dedicated to helping you maximise opportunity and minimise risk when taking innovative ideas to the global market. Watch more from the series »

*This program is eligible for up to 1 hour of substantive CPD credits with the LSO, the LSBC and the Barreau du Québec, and may be eligible for up to 1 hour of CPD/CLE credits in other jurisdictions. 

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