Current as of: 2010
A. A mark and its representation shall be assignable with the good will of the business in which the mark is used, or with that part of the good will of the business connected with the use of and symbolized by the mark. The assignment shall be by instruments in writing duly executed and may be recorded with the secretary upon payment of a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) recording fee. The secretary, upon recording the assignment, shall issue in the name of the assignee a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or the last renewal of the registration. An assignment of a registration shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser for valuable consideration without notice unless it is recorded with the secretary within three months after its date or unless it is recorded prior to the subsequent purchase.
B. A registrant or applicant effecting a change of the name of the person to whom the mark was issued or for whom an application was filed may record a certificate of change of name of the registrant or applicant with the secretary upon payment of the recording fee specified in Subsection A of this section. The secretary may issue to the owner a certificate of amendment of registration for the remainder of the term of registration or the last renewal of that registration.
C. Other instruments that relate to a mark registered or a pending application include licenses, security interests or mortgages, and they may be recorded in the discretion of the secretary provided the instrument is in writing and has been duly executed.
D. Acknowledgment shall be prima facie evidence of the execution of an assignment or other instrument and, when recorded by the secretary, the record shall be prima facie evidence of execution. A photocopy of an instrument specified in this section shall be accepted for recording if it is certified by any of the parties thereto or their successors.
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