MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS
48-507. Assignments, amendments, changes of name and other instruments. (1) Any mark and its registration hereunder shall be assignable with the good will of the business in which the mark is used, or with that part of the good will of the business connected with the use of and symbolized by the mark. Assignment shall be by instruments in writing duly executed and may be filed with the secretary of state on a form provided by the secretary of state, upon the payment of the fee provided in section 48-517, Idaho Code, payable to the secretary of state who, upon filing of the assignment, shall issue in the name of the assignee a new certificate for the remainder of the term of the registration or of the last renewal thereof. An assignment of any registration under this act shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser for valuable consideration without notice, unless it is filed with the secretary of state within three (3) months after the date thereof or prior to such subsequent purchase.
(2) Any registrant or applicant effecting a change of the name of the person to whom the mark was issued or for whom an application was filed may file an application for amendment with the secretary of state upon the payment of the filing fee. The secretary of state may issue to the owner a certificate of amendment of registration for the remainder of the term of the registration or last renewal thereof.
(3) Other instruments which relate to a mark registered or application pending pursuant to this act, such as, by way of example, licenses, security interests or mortgages, may be filed in the discretion of the secretary of state pursuant to rule, provided that such instrument is in writing and duly executed.
(4) Acknowledgment shall be prima facie evidence of the execution of an assignment or other instrument and, when filed by the secretary of state, the record shall be prima facie evidence of execution.
(5) A photocopy of any instrument referred to in subsection (1), (2), or (3) of this section, shall be accepted for filing.
[48-507, added 1996, ch. 404, sec. 2, p. 1341.]