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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Division 6 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 56. )

CHAPTER 3. Trade Names and Designations [14401 - 14495]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59. )

ARTICLE 3. Farm Names [14460 - 14465]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59. )


“Farm,” as used in this article, includes ranch, estate and villa.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)


Any farm owner or lessee in this state may register the name of his or her farm with the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State shall issue a certificate setting forth the name and location of the farm and the name of the owner upon payment of the fee as set forth in subdivision (g) of Section 12193 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 1000, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2000.)


Any person selling or marketing the products grown on a farm may use the name of the farm as a trade-mark on the products of the farm, in the same manner as provided for other trade-marks, and subject to the same rights and duties, as provided in this code.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)


Registration under this article shall have the same effect as the registration of a trade-mark.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)


When any name has been registered as the name of any farm, that name shall not be registered as the name of any other farm in this State, unless designating words have been prefixed or added thereto. The Secretary of State shall register such name only for the person entitled thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)


Any person who registers as his own, any name already in use in this State, knowing that the name is already adopted as the name of a farm, or makes use of the name when regularly registered and in use by any other person entitled thereto under this article is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)

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