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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 495
REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS
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F.S. 495.061
495.061 Certificate of registration.
(1) Upon compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this chapter, the department shall cause a certificate of registration to be issued and delivered to the applicant. The certificate of registration shall be issued under the signature of the Secretary of State and the seal of the state, and it shall show the name and business address and, if a business entity, the place of incorporation or organization, of the person claiming ownership of the mark in this state, the date claimed for the first use of the mark anywhere and the date claimed for the first use of the mark in this state, the class or classes of goods or services and a description of the goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used, a reproduction of the mark, the registration date and the term of the registration.
(2) Any certificate of registration issued by the department under the provisions hereof or a copy thereof duly certified by the department shall be admissible in evidence as competent and sufficient proof of the registration of such mark in any action or judicial proceedings in any court of this state, and shall be prima facie evidence of the validity of the registration, registrant’s ownership of the mark, and of registrant’s exclusive right to use the mark in this state on or in connection with the goods or services specified in the certificate, subject to any conditions and limitations stated therein.
History.s. 1, ch. 67-58; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 5, ch. 90-222; s. 8, ch. 2006-191.