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(a) The department may:
(1) apply for, register, secure, hold, and protect under the laws of the United States, any state, or any nation a patent, copyright, mark, or other evidence of protection or exclusivity issued in or for an idea, publication, or other original innovation fixed in a tangible medium, including:
(A) a literary work;
(B) a logo;
(C) a service mark;
(D) a study;
(E) a map or planning document;
(F) a graphic design;
(G) a manual;
(H) automated systems software;
(I) an audiovisual work; or
(J) a sound recording;
(2) enter into an exclusive or nonexclusive license agreement with a third party for the receipt of a fee, royalty, or other thing of monetary or nonmonetary value for the benefit of the department;
(3) waive or reduce the amount of a fee, royalty, or other thing of monetary or nonmonetary value to be assessed if the department determines that the waiver will:
(A) further the goals and missions of the department; and
(B) result in a net benefit to the state; and
(4) adopt and enforce rules necessary to implement this section.
(b) Money collected by the department under this section shall be deposited to the credit of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund for use by the department in supporting the department's operations and the administration of the department's functions.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 1001.007. Protection and Use of Intellectual Property and Publications - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/transportation-code/transp-sect-1001-007/
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