New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sec. § 71
Registration of Mark; Defacing Mark; Seizure


Any person owning milk cans, jars, bottles, bottle cases or carton cases upon which he has placed or desires to place any designating mark may register the said designating mark with the commissioner, who shall keep a record thereof, and he may also register with the commissioner, from time to time, the number of such cans, jars, bottles, bottle cases or carton cases, which he has or is to have, which do or may bear such designating mark. Such cans, jars, bottles, bottle cases or carton cases may, after such registration be numbered consecutively and such consecutive numbers may be registered in the department, as above provided, with the designating mark. If any such can, jar, bottle, bottle case or carton case, bearing such designating mark, shall be found in possession of, and being used by any person other than the one so registering the same it shall be presumptive evidence of a violation of the provisions of this article, unless such person has the consent of the owner thereof to so have and use the same. No person, except the original owner thereof, or a person duly authorized by him so to do, shall remove, deface or erase any of the marks upon the cans, jars, bottles, bottle cases or carton cases herein provided for. When the commissioner, or any person duly authorized by him, shall find any such cans, jars, bottles, bottle cases or carton cases, bearing such registered designating mark, in the possession of or being used by another person than the owner thereof, he may seize the same, and if evidence is produced in three days showing that such person had been given permission to have or use such cans, jars, bottles, bottle cases or carton cases, then they shall be delivered by the commissioner, or his agents, to the person from whom taken, otherwise the commissioner shall notify the owner of such cans, jars, bottles, bottle cases or carton cases, that he has the same and upon application deliver the same to such owner.
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Dec. 13, 2016