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Connecticut Laws | Title 35 Trade Regulations, Trademarks And Collective And Certification Marks
CHAPTER 621a* TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS
Sec. 35-11e. Certificate of registration. Effective period. Renewal; fee. Record.

(b) (1) Registration of a mark under this chapter shall be effective for a term of five years from the date of registration and, upon application filed within six months prior to the expiration of such term, in a manner complying with the requirements of the Secretary of the State, the registration may be renewed for a like term from the end of the expiring term. A fee for the application for renewal of one hundred dollars, payable to the Secretary of the State, shall accompany the application for renewal of the registration. A registration of a mark may be renewed for successive periods of five years in like manner. (2) Any registration in force on October 1, 1993, shall expire ten years from the date of the registration or of the last renewal thereof and may be renewed for periods of five years each by filing a renewal application with the Secretary of the State as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection. (50)

(c) All applications for renewal under this section shall include a verified statement that the mark has been in use and is still in use in this state, and include three specimens showing actual use of the mark in commerce in the state upon or in connection with the goods or services. (51)

(d) The Secretary of the State shall keep for public examination a record of all marks registered or renewed under this chapter. (52)

Sec. 35-11f. Assignment of mark and registration. Change of name. Recording of other instruments. (53)(Text)

(a) Any mark and its registration under this chapter 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. Assignment shall be by instruments in writing duly executed and may be recorded with the Secretary of the State upon the payment of a recording fee of fifty dollars, for each registration in the assignment document, payable to the Secretary of the State, who, upon recording of the assignment, shall issue in the name of the assignee a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or of the last renewal thereof. An assignment of any registration under this chapter shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser for valuable consideration without notice, unless it is recorded with the Secretary of the State within three months after the date thereof or prior to such subsequent purchase. (54)

(b) Any registrant or applicant effecting a change of the name of the person to whom the registration was issued or by whom an application was filed may record a certificate of change of name of registrant or applicant with the Secretary of the State upon the payment of the recording fee of fifty dollars for each registration identified by the registrant or applicant. (55)

(c) The Secretary of the State shall issue in the new name of the registrant or applicant, or the assignee, a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or last renewal thereof. (56)

(d) Other instruments which relate to a mark registered or application pending pursuant to this chapter including, but not limited to, licenses, security interests or mortgages, may be recorded in the discretion of the Secretary of the State, provided such instrument is in writing and duly executed. A grant of a security interest shall be by instrument in writing duly executed. Such other instruments shall be recorded by the Secretary of the State upon the payment of the recording fee of fifty dollars for each registration identified in the instrument. (57)

(e) Acknowledgment shall be prima facie evidence of the execution of an assignment or other instrument and, when recorded by the Secretary of the State, the record shall be prima facie evidence of execution. (58)

(f) A photocopy of any instrument referred to in subsection (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this section shall be accepted for recording if it is certified by any of the parties thereto, or their successors, to be a true and correct copy of the original. (59)

(g) The Secretary of the State shall keep for public examination a record of all documents recorded pursuant to this section. (60)

Sec. 35-11g. Cancellation of registration. (61)(Text)

The Secretary of the State shall cancel from the register, in whole or in part, (1) any registration concerning which the Secretary of the State receives a voluntary request for cancellation thereof from the registrant or the assignee of record, accompanied by a recording fee of fifty dollars; (2) all registrations granted under this chapter and not renewed in accordance with the provisions hereof; (3) any registration concerning which a court of competent jurisdiction orders cancellation after finding: (A) That the registered mark has been abandoned; (B) that the registrant is not the owner of the mark; (C) that the registration was granted contrary to the provisions of section 35-11b; (D) that the registration was obtained fraudulently or in bad faith; (E) that the registered mark is so similar, as to be likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive, to a mark registered by another person in the United States Patent and Trademark Office prior to the date of first use in Connecticut by the registrant under this chapter, and used in Connecticut and not abandoned, provided, if the registrant proves that the registrant is the owner of concurrent registration of a mark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering an area including this state, the registration under this chapter shall not be cancelled for such area of the state; (F) that the registered mark has become the generic name for the goods or services, or a portion thereof, for which it has been registered; or (G) that another person has rights in the state of Connecticut superior to those of the registrant; or (4) any registration concerning which a court of competent jurisdiction orders cancellation on any other ground. (62)

Sec. 35-11h. Classes of goods and services. (63)(Text)

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