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HB 445 — Trademark Classifications

by Rep. Diamond and others (SB 198 by Senator Berman)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Commerce and Tourism Committee (CM)

The bill conforms Florida’s trademark and service mark classifications of goods and services for purposes of registration under Florida’s trademark law to the Nice Classification, 11th edition, version 2018. Florida’s statutory classifications for trademarks and service marks, contained in s. 495.111, F.S., were last updated in 2006.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 114-0