548.115  Forum for actions regarding registration -- service on out-of-state registrants.

1.  Actions to require cancellation of a mark registered pursuant to this chapter shall be brought in district court. In an action for cancellation, the secretary shall not be made a party to the proceeding but shall be notified of the filing of the complaint by the clerk of the district court in which it is filed and shall be given the right to intervene in the action.

2.  In an action brought against a nonresident registrant, service may be effected upon the secretary as agent for service of the registrant in accordance with the procedures established for service upon nonresident corporations and business entities under section 617.3.

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1090, §15

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