WVC 47 - 2 - 5
§47-2-5. Certificate of registration.
(a) Upon compliance by the applicant with the requirements of
this article, the secretary 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 and the seal of the state, and it shall show the name
and business address and, if a corporation, the state of
incorporation, or if a partnership, the state in which the
partnership is organized and the names of the general partners, as
specified by the secretary, 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 or services and a description of the goods or
services on or in connection with which the mark is used, a
reproduction of the mark, the registration date and the term of the
(b) Any certificate of registration issued by the secretary
under the provisions hereof or a copy thereof duly certified by the
secretary shall be admissible in evidence as competent and
sufficient proof of the registration of such mark in any actions or
judicial proceedings in any court of this state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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