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RULE §17.63Licensing of the GO TEXAN Certification Mark

(a) Except as specifically authorized under this subchapter, no person may depict, display, or use, in any manner, the GO TEXAN certification mark without obtaining prior written permission from the department. A person may seek such permission by filing an application for use of the GO TEXAN certification mark with the department. All information submitted with a request for license becomes the property of the department.

(b) A request for a license under this section must be accompanied by a $50 non-refundable application fee.

(c) Upon approval of a request, a licensee under this section shall pay a one-time royalty fee of $1,000. Failure to pay the licensing fee within 30 days of approval shall result in denial of the license and cancellation of the approved request.

(d) A license under this section is not required for the depiction, display, or use of the GO TEXAN certification mark under the following circumstances:

  (1) use of the GO TEXAN certification mark to promote the GO TEXAN Program for an historical, educational, or other purpose that benefits the public if authorized in writing by the department prior to such use; or

  (2) use authorized by §§17.52(b), 17.55(c)(1), 17.57(c)(2), and 17.59(a) of this subchapter (relating to Application for Registration to Use the GO TEXAN Certification Mark, Registration and Use of the GO TEXAN Certification Mark, Associate GO TEXAN Registrants, and Non-Agricultural Member; Other Products; Products Produced in this State, respectively).

Source Note: The provisions of this §17.63 adopted to be effective January 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 241; amended to be effective February 12, 2023, 48 TexReg 656

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