2010 Tennessee Code
Title 47 - Commercial Instruments And Transactions
Chapter 25 - Trade Practices
Part 5 - Tennessee Trade Mark Act of 2000
47-25-515 - Forum for actions regarding registration Service on out-of-state registrants.

47-25-515. Forum for actions regarding registration Service on out-of-state registrants.

(a)  Actions to require cancellation of a mark registered pursuant to this part or in mandamus to compel registration of a mark pursuant to this part shall be brought in the circuit court of Davidson County, Tennessee. In an action in mandamus, the proceeding shall be based solely upon the record before the secretary. In an action for cancellation, the secretary shall not be made a party to the proceeding but shall be notified of the filing of the complaint by the clerk of the court in which it is filed and shall be given the right to intervene in the action.

(b)  In any action brought against a non-resident registrant, service may be effected upon the secretary as agent for service of the registrant in accordance with the procedures established for service upon non-resident corporations and business entities under Tennessee law.

[Acts 2000, ch. 671, § 1.]  

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