cancellation proceeding

What is cancellation proceeding?

cancellation proceeding meaning in Property terms is a proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in which the plaintiff seeks to cancel an existing registration of a mark. The proceeding may only be filed after issuance of a registration. A petition for cancellation may be filed by any person who believes that he or she is or will be damaged by the registration of the mark.


reference: Glossary – United States Patent and Trademark Office