|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to agriculture|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to agriculture|
senate Bill S834
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S834 - Details
S834 - Summary
Provides for the use of an official state of New York quality trademark for milk and milk products; sets forth requirements and procedures.
S834 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S834 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the use of an official state of New York quality trademark for milk and milk products PURPOSE: To insure that New York State consumers of milk and milk products are purchasing synthetic rbST free milk and milk products. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One of the bill amends Section 254 of the agriculture and markets law to require the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets to apply to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for registration of a certification trademark or trademarks consisting of the seal of the State, the words "New York" This trademark may only be used on milk and milk products within the State that are in compliance with said articles. Section Two of the bill amends the agriculture and markets law by adding a new section 257-b:
S834 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 834 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the use of an official state of New York quality trademark for milk and milk products THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 254 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows: (E) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, APPLY TO THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE FOR REGISTRATION FOR A CERTIFICATION TRADEMARK OR TRADEMARKS CONSISTING OF A SEAL OF THE STATE, THE WORDS "NEW YORK" AND ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE IDEN- TIFYING WORDS. ANY CERTIFICATION TRADEMARK OBTAINED MAY ONLY BE USED ON MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS WITHIN THE STATE WHICH ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN-B OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new section 257-b to read as follows: S 257-B. USE OF THE OFFICIAL STATE OF NEW YORK QUALITY TRADEMARK FOR MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, AND UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE INDICATES, THE FOLLOWING WORDS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: A. "APPLICANT" MEANS A PERSON WHO OWNS OR OPERATES A MILK PLANT, WHO HAS APPLIED FOR AN INITIAL LICENSE TO USE THE STATE OF NEW YORK QUALITY TRADEMARK FOR MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS AND A LICENSED USER SEEKING TO RENEW A LICENSE. B. "LICENSED USER" MEANS AN OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A MILK PLANT WHO HAS APPLIED FOR AND BEEN ISSUED A LICENSE GRANTING PERMISSION TO USE THE OFFICIAL QUALITY TRADEMARK ON PACKAGES OR ADVERTISEMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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