Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 16.003
When Mark Considered to Be in Use


(a)

A mark is considered to be in use in this state in connection with goods when:

(1)

the mark is placed in any manner on:

(A)

the goods;

(B)

containers of the goods;

(C)

displays associated with the goods;

(D)

tags or labels affixed to the goods; or

(E)

documents associated with the goods or sale of the goods, if the nature of the goods makes placement described by Paragraphs (A) through (D) impracticable; and

(2)

the goods are sold or transported in commerce in this state.

(b)

A mark is considered to be in use in this state in connection with services when:

(1)

the mark is used or displayed in this state in connection with selling or advertising the services; and

(2)

the services are rendered in this state.

(c)

Use of a mark made merely to reserve a right in the mark is not considered to be a bona fide use of a mark for purposes of this chapter.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 563 (H.B. 3141), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2012.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 762 (S.B. 1033), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.
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