Texas Business Organizations Code
Sec. § 5.062
Veterans Organizations; Unauthorized Use of Name


(a)

Subject to Subsection (b), a filing entity may not have a name that:

(1)

reasonably implies that the entity is created by or for the benefit of war veterans or their families; and

(2)

contains the word or phrase, or any variation or abbreviation of:

(A)

“veteran”;

(B)

“legion”;

(C)

“foreign”;

(D)

“Spanish”;

(E)

“disabled”;

(F)

“war”; or

(G)

“world war.”

(b)

The prohibition in Subsection (a) does not apply to a filing entity with a name approved in writing by:

(1)

a congressionally recognized veterans organization with a name containing the same word or phrase, or variation or abbreviation, contained in the filing entity’s name; or

(2)

if a veterans organization described by Subdivision (1) does not exist, the state commander of the:

(A)

American Legion;

(B)

Disabled American Veterans of the World War;

(C)

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States;

(D)

United Spanish War Veterans; or

(E)

Veterans of the Spanish-American War.
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 182, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
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