Texas – SB 1033, effective September 1 clarifies the Trademark Act

July 12, 2013

SB 1033 signed by the governor June 14 and effective September 1 clarifies that the Trademark Act is inapplicable to trade names, unless the trade name functions as a mark, as consistent with federal and state law. The bill text can be accessed at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/SB01033F.htm.