Texas Enacts New, Tougher Trademark Law

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday signed a law that aligns Texas' trademark policy with the federal Lanham Act and offers additional remedies to trademark owners whose marks are diluted or infringed.

H.B. 3141, introduced by Texas state Rep. Will Hartnett, R-Dallas, expands the requirements for registering a trademark. Applications must now be accompanied by three “specimens of the mark as actually used” instead of two, and the law requires the renewal of registration of a mark every five years instead of every 10 years....
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