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15.04.02.00.htm 15.04.02.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 04 MARYLAND EGG LAW Chapter 02 Use of Trade-Marks for Maryland Fresh and Maryland Fancy Eggs Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง4-306, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.04.02.01.htm 15.04.02.01. 01 Definitions.. A. "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of Maryland and its designee.. B. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture and his designee..
15.04.02.02.htm 15.04.02.02. 02 Eligibility to Use Insignia.. Persons approved by the Secretary or his authorized representative to pack and sell eggs as Maryland Fresh or Maryland Fancy eggs as provided in the Maryland Egg Law and subject regulations shall be eligible to apply to the Department to use the appropriate insignia.
15.04.02.03.htm 15.04.02.03. 03 Applications.. Application to use the insignia shall be made, on an annual basis, on forms provided by the Department.
15.04.02.04.htm 15.04.02.04. 04 Submitting of Designs for Cartons.. Applicants shall submit the designs or art work for all cartons on which the insignia is to appear to the Department or its authorized representative before its use.
15.04.02.05.htm 15.04.02.05. 05 Minimum Width of Insignia.. The minimum width of the insignia on any egg carton shall be 1-1/2 inches..
15.04.02.06.htm 15.04.02.06. 06 Required Colors.. The insignia is to be reproduced on egg cartons in black printing on a gold background, except that other colors may be permitted if, in the opinion of the Secretary or his authorized representative, those colors are compatible with the design of the carton.
15.04.02.07.htm 15.04.02.07. 07 Reports.. Authorized users of the insignia will be required, from time to time, to make reports, on forms furnished by the Department, showing the volume of eggs packed and sold in cartons bearing the insignia and other related information. Any information obtained from these reports shall be kept confidential as to individual source but this may not prohibit the compilation and issuance of reports from the information required from a number of sources tha
15.04.02.08.htm 15.04.02.08. 08 Suspension or Revocation.. Authorization to use the insignia may be revoked or suspended by the Secretary or his authorized representative upon satisfactory proof that the user has violated any provision of the Agriculture Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Subtitle "Maryland Egg Law"
15.04.02.09.htm 15.04.02.09. 09 Restriction.. A person, corporation, partnership, or other business entity may not use the term "Maryland Fresh" or "Maryland Fancy" in the business or firm name, corporate title, trademark, trade name, or other nomenclature.
15.04.02.10.htm 15.04.02.10. 10 Form of Insignia.. Authorized insignia users may use the old or new insignia until January 1, 1976, unless otherwise suspended or revoked. After January, 1976, only the new insignia as reproduced below shall be used:
15.04.02.9999.htm 15.04.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1973. Regulation .10 adopted effective December 2, 1977 (4:25 Md. R. 1915).
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