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2009 Florida Statutes
Protection of owners of marked or branded field boxes or other specified containers; recordation.
506.19 Protection of owners of marked or branded field boxes or other specified containers; recordation.--Any person being the owner of field boxes, pallets, crates, containers, or receptacles used in the general production, harvesting, packing, transportation, or marketing of fruits or vegetables or their byproducts in the state may adopt for his or her exclusive use and ownership a particular mark or brand to designate and distinguish his or her ownership thereof and may identify his or her field boxes, pallets, crates, containers, or receptacles so used with such mark or brand in the form of such combinations, initials, symbols, designs, or names as he or she may desire, by plainly and distinctly stamping, stenciling, painting, cutting, etching, or burning the same into or upon both ends or sides of such field boxes, pallets, crates, receptacles, or containers, and the presence of such identifying mark or brand on any field box, pallet, crate, container, or receptacle whenever a copy or description thereof shall have been filed and recorded in the office of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as herein provided for, shall, in any court and in any proceedings in this state, be prima facie evidence of the ownership of such boxes, pallets, crates, containers, or receptacles by the person in whose name such mark or brand may have been recorded, provided such mark or brand shall have been recorded with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as herein provided and shall bear the registered number herein provided for.
History.--s. 1, ch. 16018, 1933; s. 1, ch. 16859, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 7087(1), (13); s. 1, ch. 67-18; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 72-47; s. 654, ch. 97-103.