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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 10. CATTLE PROTECTION [20001 - 22086]

  ( Division 10 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 4. Brands and Brand Records Generally [20601 - 20797]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 7. Similar Brands [20791 - 20797]
  ( Article 7 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

20791.
  

If the brand records on file with the bureau disclose that two or more brands have been recorded which appear to be so similar as to be misleading or conflicting, the chief may, and upon request of the owner of one of such brands he shall, cause an investigation to be made and a hearing held upon the matter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

20792.
  

Notice of the hearing shall be given to each interested person at least 10 days prior to the hearing.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

20793.
  

At the hearing, the chief shall first determine if the brands are so similar as to be misleading or conflicting. The chief shall dismiss the proceedings as to any brands which he finds are not so similar as to be misleading or conflicting.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

20794.
  

If, at the hearing, the chief finds that two or more brands have been recorded which are so similar as to be misleading or conflicting, he shall determine which of the conflicting brands has been of record for the longest consecutive period of time. The owner of such brand has the right to continue to use his brand. The conflicting brand shall be canceled.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

20795.
  

The owner of a recorded brand may request the chief to make an investigation if there are cattle other than his own which bear a brand so similar to such owner’s brand as to be misleading or conflicting.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

20796.
  

If, after the investigation, the chief finds sufficient cause for such action, he may require that the cattle, other than those of the owner of the brand which is recorded, be branded with some other brand which is approved by the chief and recorded pursuant to this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

20797.
  

Any person who loses his or her right to use a brand as a result of the determination of the chief pursuant to this article may appeal to the secretary within 15 days. The secretary may affirm, reverse, or modify the determination of the chief.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 83, Sec. 60. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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