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325D.43 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

As used in sections 325D.43 to 325D.48, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms defined in this section have the meanings ascribed to them.

Subd. 2.Article.

"Article" means a product as distinguished from its trademark, label, or distinctive dress in packaging.

Subd. 3.Certification mark.

"Certification mark" means a mark used in connection with the goods or services of a person other than the certifier to indicate geographic origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, or other characteristics of the goods or services or to indicate that the work or labor on the goods or services was performed by members of a union or other organization.

Subd. 4.Collective mark.

"Collective mark" means a mark used by members of a cooperative, association, or other collective group or organization to identify goods or services and distinguish them from those of others, or to indicate membership in the collective group or organization.

Subd. 5.Mark.

"Mark" means a word, name, symbol, device, or any combination of the foregoing in any form or arrangement.

Subd. 6.Service mark.

"Service mark" means a mark used by a person to identify services and to distinguish them from the services of others.

Subd. 7.Trademark.

"Trademark" means a mark used by a person to identify goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others.

Subd. 8.Trade name.

"Trade name" means a word, name, symbol, device, or any combination of the foregoing in any form or arrangement used by a person to identify the person's business, vocation, or occupation and distinguish it from the business, vocation, or occupation of others.

History:

1973 c 216 s 1; 1986 c 444