2010 Tennessee Code
Title 47 - Commercial Instruments And Transactions
Chapter 25 - Trade Practices
Part 5 - Tennessee Trade Mark Act of 2000
47-25-505 - Certificate of registration.

47-25-505. Certificate of registration.

(a)  (1)  Upon compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this part, the secretary shall cause a certificate of registration to be issued and delivered to the applicant.

     (2)  The certificate of registration shall be issued under the signature of the secretary and the seal of the state, and it shall show:

          (A)  The name and business address and, if a corporation, the state of incorporation, or if a partnership, the state in which the partnership is organized and the names of the general partners, as specified by the secretary, of the person claiming ownership of the mark;

          (B)  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;

          (C)  The class of goods or services and a description of the goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used;

          (D)  A reproduction of the mark; and

          (E)  The registration date and the term of the registration.

(b)  Any certificate of registration issued by the secretary under the provisions of this section or a copy thereof duly certified by the secretary shall be admissible in evidence as competent and sufficient proof of the registration of such mark in any actions or judicial proceedings in any court of this state.

[Acts 1982, ch. 698, § 5; T.C.A., §§ 69-533, 47-25-425, 47-25-504; Acts 2000, ch. 671, § 1.]  

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