Fee to record brands
- unlawful use
(1)Any person, association, or corporation desiring to adopt a brand, not then being the recorded brand of another person, association, or corporation, shall forward to the state board of stock inspection commissioners a facsimile of the desired brand, together with a written application to adopt such brand, and shall accompany the same with a fee in an amount determined by the board by rule. Upon receipt of the facsimile and fee, the board shall record the brand, unless the brand stands of record as or is in conflict with that of some other person, association, or corporation, in which case the board shall not record the brand but shall return the facsimile to the forwarding party.
(2)It is unlawful for any person, association, or corporation to brand or cause to be branded any livestock with a brand which has not been recorded with the state board of stock inspection commissioners, as provided in subsection (1) of this section, or with a brand which has been previously recorded by another person, association, or corporation. When any owner of a recorded brand in use in this state moves his cattle, branded with his own brand, to a new and different range or locality in this state within which territory there is in use a conflicting or similar recorded brand, the state board of stock inspection commissioners may order such recorded brand owner so moving to a new range or locality to discontinue the use of his recorded brand in that locality; and the board, at its discretion, may cancel such brand ordered to be so discontinued.
(3)Any person, association, or corporation or any employee thereof who violates any of the provisions of subsection (2) of this section commits a class 2 misdemeanor.
Section 35-43-105 — Fee to record brands - unlawful use - penalty,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-35.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).