ORS 576.317¹
Intellectual property
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(1) As used in this section, "intellectual property" means patents, copyrights, trademarks, inventions, discoveries, processes, ideas and other similar property, whether or not they are patentable or copyrightable.

(2) A commodity commission established under ORS 576.051 (Definitions for ORS 576.051 to 576.455) to 576.455 (Moneys of abolished commission) may, consistent with the purposes of the commission, develop intellectual property that relates to a commodity or assists in the implementation, maintenance or development of commission programs. A commodity commission may take all necessary and proper actions relating to the development of an intellectual property, including but not limited to entering into contracts and other agreements and owning, managing, disposing of or using the intellectual property. A commodity commission developing intellectual property shall adopt rules to govern the ownership, management, disposal and use of intellectual property and other activities of the commission relating to intellectual property.

(3) Moneys received by a commodity commission as a result of the commission’s ownership, management, disposal or use of intellectual property, or other activities of the commission relating to intellectual property, must be deposited to an account established and maintained by the commission pursuant to ORS 576.375 (Payment of commission moneys to authorized agent). Moneys deposited under this section are continuously appropriated to the commodity commission possessing the account for the purpose of carrying out the duties, functions and powers of the commission. [2001 c.578 §1; 2003 c.604 §37]

Note: 576.317 (Intellectual property) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 576 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 576—Agricultural Marketing Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­576.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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