2010 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 14 - ATTORNEY GENERAL
Act 298 of 1992 - PUBLIC SAFETY SOLICITATION ACT (14.301 - 14.327)
Section 14.309 - Use of name, symbol, or statement.

PUBLIC SAFETY SOLICITATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 298 of 1992

14.309 Use of name, symbol, or statement.

Sec. 9.

(1) Except as provided by subsection (2), an organization or professional fund-raiser shall not use for the purpose of soliciting contributions a name, symbol, or statement so closely related or similar to that used by another organization that it would tend to confuse or mislead the public.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an organization or professional fund-raiser with a name, symbol, or statement existing on the effective date of this act.

(3) An organization or professional fund-raiser shall not use for the purpose of soliciting contributions the name of another person not affiliated with the organization without first obtaining the written consent of the person.

(4) A person whose name, symbol, or statement is used in violation of this section may bring an action in the circuit court of the county in which the violation occurs for $25,000.00 or actual damages, whichever is greater, plus reasonable attorney fees.


History: 1992, Act 298, Imd. Eff. Dec. 18, 1992

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