(1) Upon compliance by an applicant with the requirements of this chapter, the Secretary of State shall issue and deliver a certificate of registration to the applicant. The Secretary of State may issue as the certificate of registration a copy of the application marked with the word “filed.”
(2) The certificate of registration must show:
(a) The registrant's name and business address. If the registrant is a corporation, the certificate must show the state of incorporation. If the registrant is a partnership, the certificate must show the state in which the partnership is organized and the names of the general partners. If the registrant is a limited liability company, the certificate must show the state in which the limited liability company was formed.
(b) The date the applicant claimed as the first use of the mark anywhere and the date claimed as the first use of the mark in this state.
(c) The class and description of the goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used.
(d) A reproduction of the mark.
(e) The registration date and the term of registration.
(3) A certificate of registration issued by the Secretary of State under this chapter, or a copy of the certificate duly certified by the Secretary of State, is competent and sufficient proof of the registration of the mark in an action or proceeding brought in a court in this state.
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