(a) The name “California Community Colleges” is the property of the state. No person shall, without permission of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, use this name, or any abbreviation of it, or any name of which these words are a part in any of the following ways:

(1) To designate any business, social, political, religious, or other organization, including but not limited to, any corporation, firm, partnership, association, group, activity or enterprise.

Terms Used In California Education Code 71025

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.

(2) To imply, indicate or otherwise suggest that any organization, or any product or service of that organization, is connected or affiliated with, or is endorsed, favored or supported by, or is opposed by one or more California Community Colleges, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, or the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

(3) To display, advertise, or announce these names publicly at or in connection with any meeting, assembly, or demonstration, or any propaganda, advertising or promotional activity of any kind which has for its purpose or any part of its purpose the support, endorsement, advancement, opposition or defeat of any strike, lockout, or boycott or of any political, religious, sociological, or economic movement, activity or program.

The provisions of this section shall not preclude the use of the name “California Community Colleges” by any person or organization otherwise subject to this section using the name immediately prior to March 4, 1972.

(b) Nothing in this section shall interfere with or restrict the right of any person to make a true and accurate statement in the course of stating his or her experience or qualifications for any academic, governmental, business, or professional credit or enrollment, or in connection with any academic, governmental, professional or other employment whatsoever.

(c) Every person violating provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 266.)