Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 16.106
Forum for Actions Regarding Registration; Service on Out-of-state Registrants


An action to require cancellation of a mark registered under this chapter or in mandamus to compel registration of a mark under this chapter shall be brought in a district court of Travis County. In an action to compel registration of a mark, the proceeding must be based solely on the record before the secretary of state.


In an action for cancellation, the secretary of state may not be made a party to the proceeding but shall be notified of the filing of the complaint by the clerk of the court in which the action is filed and shall be given the right to intervene in the action.


In an action brought against a nonresident registrant, service may be made on the secretary of state as agent for service of process of the registrant in accordance with the procedures established for service on foreign corporations and business entities under the Business Organizations Code.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 248, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 563 (H.B. 3141), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2012.
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