2017 ORS 647.115¹
Effect of chapter on marks or trade names acquired at common law
  • effect of civil remedies on criminal statutes
  • intent and construction of chapter

(1) The provisions of this chapter do not adversely affect the rights or the enforcement of rights in marks or trade names acquired in good faith at any time at common law.

(2) The enumeration of a right or remedy in this chapter does not affect the right of a registrant to prosecute under a penal law of this state.

(3) The intent of this chapter is to provide for a system of trademark registration and protection substantially consistent with the system of trademark registration and protection set forth in 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. Construction given the provisions set forth in 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. constitutes persuasive authority for interpreting and construing this chapter. [1961 c.497 §14; 1965 c.511 §12; 1985 c.566 §5; 1985 c.728 §89; 2009 c.459 §19]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 647—Trademarks and Service Marks; Music Royalties, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors647.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.