Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 16.061
Assignment of Mark and Registration


A mark and its registration under this chapter are assignable with the goodwill of the business in which the mark is used, or with that part of the goodwill of the business connected with the use of, and symbolized by, the mark.


An assignment must be made by a properly executed written instrument and may be recorded with the secretary of state by:


filing the assignment; and


paying a recording fee to the secretary of state.


If an assignment has been properly filed for record under Subsection (b), the secretary of state shall issue in the assignee’s name a new certificate of registration for the remainder of the term of the mark’s registration or last renewal.


The assignment of a mark registered under this chapter is void against a purchaser who purchases the mark for valuable consideration after the assignment is made and without notice of it unless the assignment is recorded by the secretary of state:


not later than the 90th day after the date of the assignment; or


before the mark is purchased.


An acknowledgment is prima facie evidence of the execution of an assignment, and when recorded by the secretary of state, the record is prima facie evidence of execution.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 563 (H.B. 3141), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2012.
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Sep. 23, 2020