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Connecticut General Statutes Title 35. Trade Regulations, Trademarks and Collective and Certification Marks § 35-18c. Application for registration

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(a) Subject to the limitations set forth in this chapter, any person who adopts and uses a mark in this state may file in the office of the Secretary of the State, in a manner complying with the requirements of the secretary, an application for registration of that mark setting forth, but not limited to, the following information:  (1) The name and business address of the person applying for such registration;  and, if a corporation, the state of incorporation, or, if a partnership, the state in which the partnership is organized and the names of the general partners, as specified by the Secretary of the State;  (2) in the instance of a certification mark, the goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used and the mode or manner in which the mark is used in connection with such goods or services, or in the instance of a collective mark, the goods or services of the members of the applicant or membership in the applicant as applicable;  (3) the date when the mark was first used anywhere and the date when it was first used in this state, by the applicant or his predecessor in interest, or by a person acting under authority of the applicant, who shall be named;  (4) a statement that the applicant is the owner of the mark and that to the knowledge of the person verifying the application, no other person has the right to use such mark in this state either in the identical form thereof or in such near resemblance thereto as to be likely, when applied to the goods or services of such other person or to membership in such other person, to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to so deceive the public;  (5) a statement as to whether an application to register the mark, or portions or composites thereof, has been filed by the applicant in the United States Patent and Trademark Office;  and, if so, the applicant shall provide full particulars with respect thereto including the filing date and serial number of each application, or the issue date and registration number of any issued registration, the status thereof, the identification of any marks cited during the pendency of the application and, if any mark was refused registration, the reasons therefor, and (6) a statement that, to the knowledge of the person verifying the application, the mark is not known to be the subject matter of an existing federal registration granted to another.  The Secretary of the State may also require that a drawing of the mark, complying with such requirements as the secretary may specify, be submitted;  and (7) in the instance of a certification mark, statements that (A) the applicant is not engaged in the production or marketing of any goods or services to which the mark is applied and (B) identify that which is certified, i.e., regional or other origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy or other characteristic of the goods or services;  or that the work or labor on the goods or in the performance of the services was performed by members of the applicant.

(b) The application shall be signed subject to the penalties for false statement by the applicant or by a member of the firm or an officer of the corporation or association applying.

(c) The application shall be accompanied by three specimens or photographs showing the mark as actually used in commerce in this state.

(d) The application for registration shall be accompanied by a filing fee of fifty dollars, payable to the Secretary of the State, which fee shall not be refundable.

An estate for years carries with it the right to use the property in as absolute a manner as may be done with a greater estate, provided that the property or the person who is entitled to the remainder or reversion interest is not injured by such use. The acts of omission and commission prescribed as grounds of forfeiture of an estate for life shall operate to the same effect as against a tenant for years.

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