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Chapter 536
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536.13 Stamp or brand for logs.
536.14 Brands to be recorded by clerk of circuit court.
536.15 May prevent use by others.
536.16 Prima facie evidence of ownership.
536.17 Where two or more brands the same.
536.18 Defacing the mark or brand of lumber and timber.
536.19 Unlawful use of recorded log brand or stamp.
536.13 Stamp or brand for logs.Any person engaged in this state in the business of getting out, buying, selling, or manufacturing saw logs, may adopt a stamp or brand for such logs, of such design as she or he may select.
History.s. 1, ch. 4738, 1899; GS 1256; RGS 2393; CGL 3802; s. 741, ch. 97-103.
536.14 Brands to be recorded by clerk of circuit court.A person may execute a written declaration that she or he has adopted a brand, describing it, and after acknowledgment of such declaration before any officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, may have the same recorded by the clerk of the circuit court in the record of mortgages, in any county in which she or he may desire to own or have in possession saw logs.
History.s. 2, ch. 4738, 1899; GS 1257; RGS 2394; CGL 3803; s. 742, ch. 97-103.
536.15 May prevent use by others.Any person who has had her or his brand recorded in any county, may prevent other persons from using the same in said county by a writ of injunction, restraining such use.
History.s. 4, ch. 4738, 1899; GS 1258; RGS 2395; CGL 3804; s. 743, ch. 97-103.
536.16 Prima facie evidence of ownership.Any log found in any county branded with a brand recorded in said county by any person shall be deemed prima facie to be the property of such person.
History.s. 5, ch. 4738, 1899; GS 1259; RGS 2396; CGL 3805.
536.17 Where two or more brands the same.In case there shall be recorded in the same county two or more brands the same, or substantially the same, the brand first recorded shall be the lawful brand, and the other shall be of no effect under this chapter.
History.s. 6, ch. 4788, 1899; GS 1260; RGS 2397; CGL 3806.
536.18 Defacing the mark or brand of lumber and timber.If any person shall fraudulently alter, change or deface the duly recorded mark, brand, or stamp of any lumber, logs or timber, or shall fraudulently mark, brand or stamp any unmarked or unstamped or unbranded lumber, logs or timber, with intent to claim the same or to prevent identification by the owner or owners thereof, the person so offending shall be punished as if she or he had committed larceny of the same property.
History.s. 1, ch. 4191, 1893; GS 3708; RGS 5659; CGL 7862; s. 744, ch. 97-103.
536.19 Unlawful use of recorded log brand or stamp.Any person who shall unlawfully use any recorded log brand or stamp of another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 3, ch. 4738, 1899; GS 3709; RGS 5660; CGL 7863; s. 525, ch. 71-136.