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Statistically, approximately 100 invalidation petitions were filed at the JPO in each of the past five years.

On average, nearly 40 percentage of these invalidation petitions ended successfully with the invalidation of registered mark in question.

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trial pursuant to Article 46, which acts as a remedy for questionable ex-officio examination by the Japan Patent Office (JPO).

Ritz Hotel Ltd., a world-famous hotel management company, petitioned for invalidation of trademark registration no.

5594878 for a word mark “RITZMARCHE” (written in Katakana letter) covering “retail services or wholesale services for foods and beverages” in class 35 pursuant to Article 46 of the Trademark Law on the following grounds: (1) Consumers are likely to confuse or associate the mark in dispute with Ritz Hotel due to remarkable reputation bestowed on famous hotel brand, “RITZ”; and (2) “RITZMARCHE” is confusingly similar to senior trademark registrations owned by Ritz Hotel Ltd.

Ground 1 corresponds to Article 4(1)(xv) of the Trademark Law, which prohibits any mark likely to cause confusion with a business of another entity from being registered.

Ground 2 rests on Article 4(1)(xi), which prohibits registration of a junior mark that conflicts with any senior trademark registration due to similarity of both marks and goods/services.

He found that when one's feelings are denied a person can be made to feel crazy even they are perfectly mentally healthy. Further, emotion inhibition significantly predicted psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms.) (Reference)Invalidation goes beyond mere rejection by implying not only that our feelings are disapproved of, but that we are fundamentally abnormal.