Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 16.057
Denial of Registration; Notice


(a)

If the secretary of state determines that the applicant is not entitled to register the mark, the secretary of state shall:

(1)

notify the applicant of the determination and the reason for the denial of the application; and

(2)

give the applicant reasonable time as prescribed by the secretary of state in which to issue a response to the denial or amend the application, in which event the secretary of state shall reexamine the application.

(b)

The applicant may repeat the examination procedures described by Subsection (a) until the earlier of:

(1)

the expiration of the period prescribed by the secretary of state under Subsection (a)(2); or

(2)

the date on which the secretary of state finally refuses registration of the application.

(c)

If the applicant fails to respond to the denial or to amend the application within the period prescribed by the secretary of state under Subsection (a)(2), the application is considered to have been abandoned.

(d)

If the secretary of state finally refuses registration of the mark, the applicant may seek a writ of mandamus against the secretary of state to compel registration in accordance with the procedures prescribed by Section 16.106. The writ of mandamus may be granted, without cost to the secretary of state, on proof that all the statements in the application are true and that the mark is otherwise entitled to registration.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 563 (H.B. 3141), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2012.
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