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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 2638 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4201 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al. Relating to the publication, republication, or other dissemination of mug shots and certain other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; increasing civil penalties. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 79 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1422 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2839 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the production of public information under the public information law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3176 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to claims of patent infringement; providing civil penalties; imposing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4114 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the publication, republication, or other dissemination of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; increasing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1132 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to the protection and use of certain products, information, and technology of the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1187 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to claims of patent infringement; providing civil penalties; imposing fees. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1457 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to bad faith claims of patent infringement; providing a civil penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1187 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the registration and protection of trademarks. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1867 67-0 (1981) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to transactions involving certain secondhand personal property. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 284 58-0 (1963) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful to sell or offer for sale, any rat poison, insect poison, or any other preparation which contains thallium sulphate or any other thallium compound; declaring violation of this Act to be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, and prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof.
HB 471 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to providing for the registration and protection of trademarks and service marks.
HB 138 57-1 (1961) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to providing for the registration and protection of trademarks and service marks; providing for and defining remedies for wrongful acts with respect to marks.
HB 41 57-3 (1962) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to providing for the registration and protection of trademarks and service marks; providing for and defining remedies for wrongful acts with respect to marks; relating to amending a certain Statute and the Penal Code of Texas to remove trademark features and certain county registration features therefrom and otherwise rewrite.
SB 34 57-3 (1962) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing for registration and protection of trademarks and service marks, to define marks registrable and marks not registrable, to define the requirements for an application for registration, to instruct the Secretary of State as to handling of applications for registration and issuance of certificates of registration, to provide for judicial review of actions of the Secretary of State concerning marks and applications therefor, define the term of registrations of marks and provide for renewal thereof, to provide for notification of necessity of renewal; amending and repealing a certain Statute and Penal Code to remove trademark features and certain county registration therefrom otherwise rewrite.
HB 489 56-0 (1959) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to providing for the registration and protection of trademarks, service marks and the like; providing an effective date.
HB 847 56-0 (1959) Author: Matthew, C. T. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to the destruction of and the sale of certain containers having trademarks.
SB 464 56-0 (1959) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to the use and destruction of containers bearing another's trademark; providing for a penalty for violation.
HB 259 50-0 (1947) Author: Jackson, Robert Hal | et. al. Relating to protecting trade-mark owners, labels, brands, names of producers, owners of commodities which bear the trademark, brand, or name of the producer or owner of such commodities against injurious practices.
HB 183 49-0 (1945) Author: Leonard, Homer Lakerby Relating to amending certain article relative to canners or processors of food products.
HB 423 49-0 (1945) Author: Hull, Henry A. "Salty" Relating to protecting the right to enter into sale contracts relating to commodities bearing the trademark, brand or name of its producer or owner.
SB 18 49-0 (1945) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to protecting the right to enter into sale contracts relating to commodities bearing the trade mark, brand or name of its producer or owner.
SB 309 49-0 (1945) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the ownership of more than one brand and/or mark by a single owner, and for the recording of more than one brand and/or mark by a single owner; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith; providing for a saving clause.
HB 668 48-0 (1943) Author: Hanna, Sam C. | et. al. Relating to empowering the State Librarian to issue Certificates of Authorship for the protection of the rights of authors in their unpublished works.
HB 486 47-0 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to providing for the registration and protection of the official insignia or label of any union or association; describing offenses and prescribing the punishment therefor.
HB 231 46-0 (1939) Author: Reader, Robert L. | et. al. Relating to protecting trade-mark owners, distributors, and the general public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade-mark, brand, or name, and to facilitate fair trade; making certain acts unlawful and providing a penalty.
HB 358 46-0 (1939) Author: Heflin, James McDonald | et. al. Relating to providing any person or corporations engaged in supplying coats, aprons, frocks, towels, or other textiles for hire or compensation may file its name or trade mark with the County Clerk and with the Secretary of State; providing a penalty.
HB 707 46-0 (1939) Author: Corry, W. N. Relating to providing and authorizing the use of Texas State Brands and Trade Marks to be used on agricultural products; providing for penalties.
SB 40 46-0 (1939) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to protecting trade mark owners, the distributors and the general public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade mark, brand or name, and to facilitate fair trade.
SB 241 42-0 (1931) Author: Oneal, Benjamin Grady "Ben" Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for cancellation and withdrawal of obsolete brands and trademarks.
SB 21 37-0 (1921) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to affecting statements, trade names or trade marks appearing in newspapers, or other publications.
HB 47 24-0 (1895) Relating to protecting persons, associations, private corporations and unions of working men, incorporated or unincorporated, in their labels, trade marks, designs, devices, imprints, and forms of advertising and names; and to prescribe penalties for violation of same.
SB 238 23-0 (1893) Relating to providing for the registration of brands, trade marks, etc., of boxes, foundations, syphons, bottles, or other receptacles of carbonated goods, and providing penalties for violations of said act.

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