Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 16.107
Common Law Rights Not Affected

No registration under this chapter adversely affects common law rights acquired prior to registration under this chapter. However, during any period when the registration of a mark under this chapter is in force and the registrant has not abandoned the mark, no common law rights as against the registrant of the mark may be acquired.
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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