Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 16.064
Cancellation of Registration


(a)

The secretary of state shall cancel a registration:

(1)

in force on August 31, 2012, that has not been renewed under Section 16.059;

(2)

on receipt of a voluntary request for cancellation from the registrant under this chapter or the registrants assignee of record;

(3)

granted under this chapter and not renewed under Section 16.059;

(4)

with respect to which a court has rendered a judgment finding that:

(A)

the registered mark has been abandoned;

(B)

the registrant is not the owner of the mark;

(C)

the registration was granted improperly;

(D)

the registration was obtained fraudulently;

(E)

the registered mark is or has become the generic name for the goods or services, or part of the goods or services, in connection with which the mark was registered;

(F)

the registered mark is so similar, as to be likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive, to a mark that:

(i)

is registered by another person in the United States Patent and Trademark Office before the date the application for registration was filed under this chapter; and

(ii)

is not abandoned; or

(G)

the registration was canceled by order of a court on any ground; or

(5)

when a court of competent jurisdiction orders cancellation of a registration on any ground.

(b)

If a registrants mark is considered for cancellation under Subsection (a)(4)(F) and the registrant proves that the registrant is the owner of a mark concurrently registered as a mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cover a geographical area that includes a part of this state, the secretary of state may not cancel registration of the mark for the geographical area of this state covered by the federal registration.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 563 (H.B. 3141), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2012.
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