(a) Actions to require cancellation of a mark registered according to sections 333.18 to 333.31 or in mandamus to compel registration of a mark according to sections 333.18 to 333.31 shall be brought in the district court. In an action in mandamus, the proceeding shall be based solely upon the record before the secretary of state. In an action for cancellation, the secretary of state shall not be made a party to the proceeding but shall be notified of the filing of the complaint by the clerk of the court in which it is filed and shall be given the right to intervene in the action.
(b) In an action brought against a nonresident registrant, service may be effected upon the secretary of state as agent for service of the registrant according to the procedures established for service upon nonresident corporations and business entities under section 5.25.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes