Section 8-12-9

Certificate of registration; issuance; use as evidence.

(a) Upon compliance by the applicant with the requirements of this article, the Secretary of State shall cause a certificate of registration to be issued and delivered to the applicant. The certificate of registration shall be issued under the signature of the Secretary of State and the seal of the state, and it shall show the name and business address and, if a corporation, the state of incorporation of the person claiming ownership of the mark, the date claimed for the first use of the mark anywhere and the date claimed for the first use of the mark in this state, the class of goods, services, or business and a description of the goods, services, or business on which the mark is used, a reproduction of the mark, the registration date, and the term of the registration.

(b) Any certificate of registration issued by the Secretary of State under the provisions of this section or a copy thereof duly certified by the Secretary of State shall be admissible in evidence as competent and sufficient proof of the registration of such mark in any action or judicial proceedings in any court of this state.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-166, p. 236, §4; Acts 1988, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 88-924, p. 526, §1.)