§ 548.101 Definitions
§ 548.102 Registrability
§ 548.103 Application for registration
§ 548.104 Filing of applications
§ 548.105 Certificate of registration
§ 548.106 Duration and renewal
§ 548.107 Assignments, changes of name, and other instruments
§ 548.108 Records
§ 548.109 Cancellation
§ 548.110 Classification
§ 548.111 Fraudulent registration
§ 548.112 Infringement
§ 548.113 Injury to business reputation — dilution
§ 548.114 Remedies
§ 548.115 Forum for actions regarding registration — service on out-of-state registrants
§ 548.116 Common law rights
§ 548.117 Fees

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 548 - Registration and Protection of Marks

  • Abandoned: means the occurrence of any of the following in relation to a mark:
  • Applicant: means a person filing an application for registration of a mark under this chapter, and the person's legal representative, successor, or assignee. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Commission: means the real estate commission as established by chapter 543B. See Iowa Code 543C.1
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dilution: means the lessening of the capacity of a mark to identify and distinguish goods or services, regardless of the presence or absence of any of the following:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • juristic person: includes a firm, partnership, corporation, union, association, or other organization capable of suing and being sued in a court of law. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • Mark: means a trademark or service mark, entitled to registration under this chapter, whether registered or not. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • 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.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Record: means the same as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 554E.1
  • Registrant: means a person to whom the registration of a mark under this chapter is issued, and the legal representative, successor, or assignee of such person. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Sale: means any sale, offer for sale, or attempt to sell or lease any land, to the public in this state, for cash or on credit. See Iowa Code 543C.1
  • seal: shall include an impression upon the paper alone, or upon wax, a wafer affixed to the paper, or an official stamp of a notarial officer as provided in chapter 9B. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Secretary: means the secretary of state or the designee of the secretary charged with the administration of this chapter. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • Service mark: means a word, name, symbol, or device or any combination of a word, name, symbol, or device, used by a person to identify services and to distinguish the services of that person, including a unique service, from the services of others, and to indicate the source of the services, even if that source is unknown. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • Signature: includes an electronic signature as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trade name: means a name used by a person to identify a business or vocation of such person. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • Trademark: means a word, name, symbol, or device or any combination of a word, name, symbol, or device, used by a person to identify and distinguish the goods of that person, including a unique product, from those manufactured and sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods, even if that source is unknown. See Iowa Code 548.101
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Use: means the bona fide use of a mark in the ordinary course of trade, and not made merely to reserve a right in a mark. See Iowa Code 548.101