(1)(a) The corporate name of a corporation incorporated or authorized to transact
business in this state, or the name of any person or business entity transacting business
in this state, may not use the words “Space Florida,” “Florida Space Authority,” “Florida
Aerospace Finance Corporation,” “Florida Space Research Institute,” “spaceport Florida,”
or “Florida spaceport” in its name unless the Space Florida board of directors gives
written approval for such use.
(b) The Department of State may dissolve, pursuant to s. 607.1421, any corporation that violates paragraph (a).
(2) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 286, the legal title and every right,
interest, claim, or demand of any kind in and to any patent, trademark, copyright,
certification mark, or other right acquired under the patent and trademark laws of
the United States or this state or any foreign country, or the application for the
same, as is owned or held, acquired, or developed by Space Florida, under the authority
and directions given it by this part, is vested in Space Florida for the use, benefit,
and purposes provided in this part. Space Florida is vested with and is authorized to exercise any and all of the normal
incidents of such ownership, including the receipt and disposition of royalties. Any sums received as royalties from any such rights are hereby appropriated to Space
Florida for any and all of the purposes and uses provided in this part.
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