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PROPERTY
(765 ILCS 1045/) Industrial and Linen Supplies Marking Law.

765 ILCS 1045/1

    (765 ILCS 1045/1) (from Ch. 140, par. 101)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the Industrial and Linen Supplies Marking Law.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

765 ILCS 1045/2

    (765 ILCS 1045/2) (from Ch. 140, par. 102)
    Sec. 2. For the purposes of this Act, unless otherwise required by the context:
    (a) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership or corporation.
    (b) "Name," "mark," or "device" means any word, name, symbol, picture, design or device, or any combination thereof, produced upon, and used by a person to indicate ownership of articles and supplies as herein defined.
    (c) "Produced upon" means branded, transferred, stamped, stenciled, engraved, etched, blown, embossed, impressed, embroidered, sewn, or otherwise permanently placed upon any articles or supplies referred to herein.
    (d) "Articles" or "Supplies" means, but is not limited to, any item which is designed or intended for loan or other compensated use and re-use in the normal course of trade by the person filing hereunder, and includes but is not limited to towels, industrial wiping towels, sheets, pillow cases, napkins, tablecloths, linen, coats, aprons, garments serviced by linen and towel supply companies, garments serviced by industrial garment and towel supply companies, articles of dust control, toilet devices, towel dispensing cabinets or other kindred articles or supplies such as bags, carts, baskets or other receptacles used as packages or containers in the loaning or other circulation of such articles or supplies.
    (e) A name, mark or device is "used in this State" when such name, mark or device is placed upon articles or supplies which are loaned, rented or otherwise circulated within the State.
    (f) "Registrant" means any person who files a name, mark or device under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/3

    (765 ILCS 1045/3) (from Ch. 140, par. 103)
    Sec. 3. Right to register name or mark.
    Any person who uses in this State a name, mark or device to indicate ownership of articles or supplies as defined in this Act may file in the office of the Secretary of State, on a form to be furnished or approved by him, a verified statement setting forth, but not limited to, the following information:
    (a) The name and business address of the person filing the statement; and, if a corporation, the state of incorporation.
    (b) The nature of the business of the applicant.
    (c) The type of articles or supplies in connection with which the name, mark or device is used.
    The statement shall include or be accompanied by 3 copies, specimens, facsimiles or counterparts of such name, mark or device, and a filing fee of $10.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/4

    (765 ILCS 1045/4) (from Ch. 140, par. 104)
    Sec. 4. Certificate to be issued by the Secretary of State.
    Upon receipt of such verified statement, the Secretary of State shall cause a certificate of registration to be issued and delivered to the person filing the statement. The certificate shall be issued over the signature and Seal of the Secretary of State, and shall show the name and business address of the person claiming ownership of the articles or supplies upon which the name, mark or device is produced; the nature of the business of the applicant; the type of articles or supplies on which the name, mark, or device is produced and used; a copy, specimen, facsimile or counterpart of such name, mark or device as filed in the office of the Secretary of State, or a reproduction thereof; and the filing date.
    Any certificate issued under the provisions hereof and duly certified by the Secretary of State, or a certified copy of the statement filed, shall be admissible in evidence in any action or judicial proceedings in any court of this State as competent and sufficient proof of the filing pursuant to this Act, and shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership by the person filing hereunder of all articles and supplies upon which such name, mark, or device is produced.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/5

    (765 ILCS 1045/5) (from Ch. 140, par. 105)
    Sec. 5. Assignment of certificates.
    The certificate of the filing of any name, mark or device pursuant to this Act and the benefits obtained thereunder are assignable with the sale of the articles or supplies on which the same are produced and used. Assignments must be in writing duly executed and may be recorded upon the payment of the fee of five dollars ($5) payable to the Secretary of State. After recording the assignment, the Secretary of State, upon request of the assignee, shall issue a new certificate in the name of the assignee.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/5(a)

    (765 ILCS 1045/5(a)) (from Ch. 140, par. 105(a))
    Sec. 5(a). Sale of used articles or supplies, removal or destruction of mark.
    If the registrant or its assignee sells or otherwise disposes of used articles or supplies which bear a registered mark, the registrant or its assignee shall, before such sale or other disposition, remove or destroy the registered mark on such used articles or supplies; and such used articles or supplies shall not, after such sale or other disposition, thereafter be subject to the terms of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/6

    (765 ILCS 1045/6) (from Ch. 140, par. 106)
    Sec. 6. Public record of names, marks, or devices filed.
    The Secretary of State shall keep for public examination a record of all names, marks, or devices filed pursuant to this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/7

    (765 ILCS 1045/7) (from Ch. 140, par. 107)
    Sec. 7. Cancellation of certificates.
    The Secretary of State shall cancel from the Register any certificate when a voluntary request for cancellation thereof is received from the registrant or from the assignee of record, or when a court of competent jurisdiction shall order cancellation.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/8

    (765 ILCS 1045/8) (from Ch. 140, par. 108)
    Sec. 8. Paying or accepting of deposit not deemed a sale.
    For purposes of this Act, the requiring, taking, paying, or accepting of any deposit for any purpose upon any articles or supplies does not constitute a sale of such property, either optional or otherwise.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/9

    (765 ILCS 1045/9) (from Ch. 140, par. 109)
    Sec. 9. Unlawful acts.
    It is unlawful for any persons, except the registrant, a person who has the written consent of the registrant, or a person who has purchased the supplies from the registrant, to do any of the following:
    (a) Use, give, buy, take, destroy, sell, damage, or otherwise dispose of, or traffic in articles of supplies upon which a name, mark, or device filed hereunder is produced;
    (b) Refuse to return such articles or supplies upon receipt of written demand of the registrant or his authorized agent, or to deface, erase, obliterate, cover-up, or otherwise remove or conceal any such name, mark, or device, unless written consent of the owner is obtained or unless the articles or supplies have been purchased from the registrant;
    (c) Transfer articles or supplies owned by an industrial uniform or towel supply company, or a linen or towel supply company from one contracted location to another location without the knowledge or written consent or written contract of the registrant;
    (d) Launder, wash, clean, renovate, permit, or cause such laundering, washing, cleaning, or renovating, of any towels, sheets, pillow cases, napkins, tablecloths, linens, coats, aprons, garments, articles of dust control, toilet devices, towel dispensing cabinets, or other kindred articles or supplies including bags, carts, baskets or other receptacles used as packages or containers in the use and distribution of such articles and supplies, upon which a name, mark, or device filed under this Act is produced, the possession of which is claimed by way of loan or other agreed use from the registrant, except by the written consent of the registrant.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/10

    (765 ILCS 1045/10) (from Ch. 140, par. 110)
    Sec. 10. Unauthorized use.
    The use or possession by any person, other than the registrant or his agent of any articles or supplies without the written consent from the registrant or his agent, creates, in any civil or criminal proceeding relating to such articles or supplies, a presumption of unlawful use of or unlawful traffic in such supplies. Such presumption, however, may be overcome by evidence to the contrary.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/11

    (765 ILCS 1045/11) (from Ch. 140, par. 111)
    Sec. 11. Search warrant.
    Whenever the registrant, or officer, or authorized agent of any firm, partnership or corporation which is a registrant under this Act, takes an oath before any circuit court, that he has reason to believe that any supplies are being unlawfully used, sold, or secreted in any place, the court shall issue a search warrant to any police officer authorizing such officer to search the premises wherein it is alleged such articles may be found and take into custody any person in whose possession the articles are found. Any person so seized shall be taken without unnecessary delay before the court issuing the search warrant. The court is empowered to impose bail on any such person to compel his attendance at any continued hearing.
(Source: P.A. 77-1273.)

765 ILCS 1045/12

    (765 ILCS 1045/12) (from Ch. 140, par. 112)
    Sec. 12. Search warrant; return; punishment of violator.
    If the circuit court finds that any person brought before him has been guilty of a violation of this Act, the court shall impose the punishment prescribed in this Act and shall award possession of the property taken or found pursuant to the execution of the search warrant to the owner thereof.
(Source: P.A. 77-1273.)

765 ILCS 1045/13

    (765 ILCS 1045/13) (from Ch. 140, par. 113)
    Sec. 13. Rights and remedies under any other statute not affected.
    This Act shall not be construed as preventing the enforcement of rights and remedies under any other statute concerning articles or supplies upon which a name, mark, or device indicating ownership thereof has been produced, whether or not such name, mark, or device has been filed pursuant to this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1405.)

765 ILCS 1045/14

    (765 ILCS 1045/14) (from Ch. 140, par. 114)
    Sec. 14. Penalties.
    A person convicted of violating any prohibited provision of this Act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2452.)