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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXV
Chapter 331
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F.S. 331.355
331.355 Use of name; ownership rights to intellectual property.
(1)(a) The corporate name of a corporation incorporated or authorized to transact business in this state, or the name of any person or business entity transacting business in this state, may not use the words “Space Florida,” “Florida Space Authority,” “Florida Aerospace Finance Corporation,” “Florida Space Research Institute,” “spaceport Florida,” or “Florida spaceport” in its name unless the Space Florida board of directors gives written approval for such use.
(b) The Department of State may dissolve, pursuant to s. 607.1420, any corporation that violates paragraph (a).
(2) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 286, the legal title and every right, interest, claim, or demand of any kind in and to any patent, trademark, copyright, certification mark, or other right acquired under the patent and trademark laws of the United States or this state or any foreign country, or the application for the same, as is owned or held, acquired, or developed by Space Florida, under the authority and directions given it by this part, is vested in Space Florida for the use, benefit, and purposes provided in this part. Space Florida is vested with and is authorized to exercise any and all of the normal incidents of such ownership, including the receipt and disposition of royalties. Any sums received as royalties from any such rights are hereby appropriated to Space Florida for any and all of the purposes and uses provided in this part.
History.s. 1, ch. 92-93; s. 47, ch. 2006-60; s. 286, ch. 2019-90.