2018 Alaska Statutes
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 50. Competitive Practices, Regulation of Competition, Consumer Protection
Article 1. Trademarks.
Sec. 45.50.200. Definitions.
In AS 45.50.010 — 45.50.205,
(1) “applicant” means the person filing an application for registration of a mark, or a legal representative, successor, or assign of that person;
(2) “certification mark” means a mark used upon or in connection with the goods or services of one or more persons other than the registrant to certify national or other origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, or other characteristics of the goods or services or that the work or labor on the goods or services was performed by members of a union or other organization;
(3) “collective mark” means a trademark or service mark used by the members of a cooperative, an association, or other collective group or organization and includes marks used to indicate membership in a union, an association, or other organization;
(4) “commissioner” means the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development;
(5) “department” means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;
(6) “mark” means a certification mark, a collective mark, a service mark, or a trademark;
(7) “registrant” means the person to whom the registration of a mark is issued, or a legal representative, successor, or assign of that person;
(8) “service mark” means a word, symbol, design, or a combination of one or more of these that identifies the services of a person;
(9) “trademark” means a word, symbol, or design, or a combination of one or more of these, used by a person to identify its goods and distinguish them from those of another;
(10) “use” or “used” means the bona fide use of a mark in the ordinary course of trade, and not made merely to reserve a right in the mark; a mark is considered to be in use on goods when it is placed in any manner on the goods, on the goods' container, on tags or labels affixed to the goods, on displays associated with the goods, or, if the nature of the goods makes other types of placement impracticable, on documents associated with the goods or with the sale of the goods when they are sold or transported in commerce in this state; a mark is considered to be in use on services when it is displayed in the sale or advertising of services that are performed in this state;
(11) “verified” means that a document has been certified to be true as provided in AS 09.63.040.