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Indian Penal Code -

486. Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark.—

Whoever sells, or exposes, or has has in possession for sale, any goods or things with a counterfeit property mark] affixed to or impressed upon the same or to or upon any case, package or other receptacle in which such goods are contained, shall, unless he proves

  1. that, having taken all reasonable precautions against committing an offence against this section, he had at the time of the commission of the alleged offence no reason to suspect the genuineness of the mark, and
  2. that, on demand made by or on behalf of the prosecutor, he gave all the information in his power with respect to the persons from whom he obtained such goods or things, or
  3. that otherwise he had acted innocently,

 

 

 

  1. Subs. by Act 4 of 1889, s. 3, for the original heading and ss. 478 to 489.
  2. The word “Trade” omitted by Act 43 of 1958, s. 135 and the Sch. (w.e.f. 25-11-1959).
  3. The words “any false trade mark or” omitted by s. 135 and the Sch., ibid. (w.e.f. 25-11-1959).
  4. The words “trade mark or” omitted by s. 135 and the Sch., ibid. (w.e.f. 25-11-1959). 5. Subs. by s. 135 and the Sch., ibid., for s. 485 (w.e.f. 25-11-1959).

6. Subs. by s. 135 and the Sch., ibid., for certain words (w.e.f. 25-11-1959).


be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

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