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4303Ratification Number: 355Act Number: 279Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010621Primary Sponsor: TalleyAll Sponsors: TalleyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1606cm01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020514Date of Last Amendment: 20020502Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020528Subject: Trade marks or names previously used by another in this State may not be registeredHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020613 Act No. A279 ------ 20020528 Signed by Governor ------ 20020522 Ratified R355 House 20020514 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020508 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20020502 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20020501 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 20020212 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20020208 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020207 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20020206 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 20010621 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 6, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 1, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 2, 2002 - Word format
(A279, R355, H4303)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 39-15-1110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONDITIONS WHICH PRECLUDE THE REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN DISTINGUISHING MARKS FOR GOODS OR SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN MARKS OR TRADE NAMES PREVIOUSLY USED BY ANOTHER PERSON IN THIS STATE MAY NOT BE REGISTERED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Distinguishing marks for goods or services
SECTION 1. Section 39-15-1110(A)(6) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 486 of 1994, is amended to read:
"(6) consists of or includes a mark which so resembles a mark registered in this State or a mark or trade name previously used by another person in this State and not abandoned as to be likely, when used on or in connection with the goods or services of the applicant, to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 22nd day of May, 2002.
Approved the 28th day of May, 2002.
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