981.02 Trade-mark - application - exclusive property.

A timber dealer desiring to adopt a trade-mark under section 981.01 of the Revised Code may do so by executing in writing in form and effect as follows:

"Trade-mark.

Notice is hereby given that I (we) have adopted the following trade-mark, to be used in my (our) business as a timber dealer, to-wit: -- (Here insert the letters, words or figures, etc., constituting the trade-mark, or if it is any device other than letters, words, or figures, insert a facsimile of the device), dated this .......... day of .........., ......"

Such writing shall be acknowledged or proved for record in a like manner as deeds are acknowledged or proved, and shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas of the county in which the principal office or place of business of such timber dealer is, and also in the office of the secretary of state. A copy of the writing shall be published at least once a week for four consecutive weeks in a newspaper published in such county.

A trade-mark so adopted, from the date of its adoption, shall be the exclusive property of the person, firm, or corporation adopting it.

Such writing shall be acknowledged or proved for record in a like manner as deeds are acknowledged or proved, and shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas of the county in which the principal office or place of business of such timber dealer is, and also in the office of the secretary of state. A copy thereof shall be published at least once a week for four consecutive weeks in a newspaper published in such county.

A trade-mark so adopted, from the date thereof, shall be the exclusive property of the person, firm, or corporation adopting it.

Cite as R.C. § 981.02

History. Effective Date: 05-09-2000