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Merchandise Marks Act, No. 17 of 1941

Long title


To make provision concerning the marking of merchandise and of coverings in or with which merchandise is sold and the use of certain words and emblems in connection with business.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. What acts amount to applying trade description [...was entitled "What acts amount to applying a trade mark or trade description"]
3. Appointment of officers
4. Powers of inspectors to enter and seach premises and seize certain articles [...was entitled "Powers of inspectors and police officers"]
5. Obstruction of inspectors [...was entited "Obstruction of inspectors and police officers an offence"]
6. Applying false trade description and alteration of trade mark [...was entitled "Applying false trade description"] [...was entitled "Applying false trade description and alteration of trade mark"][...was entitled "Forging or falsely applying trade mark and applying false trade description"]
7. Sale and hiring out of goods bearing false trade descriptions [...was entitiled "Sale of goods bearing forged trade marks and false trade descriptions"]
8. Sale of imported goods bearing name or mark of South African manufacturer or trader, unaccompanied by indication of origin [...was entitled "Sale of imported goods bearing name or mark of a Union manufacturer or trader, unaccompanied by indication of origin"]
9. Sale of imported goods bearing marks in official language, unaccompanied by indication of origin [...was entitled "Sale of imported goods bearing marks in English or Afrikaans, unaccompanied by indication of origin]
10. Power to require indication of origin and compliance with specified standards in the case of certain classes of goods
11. Minister may prescribe what indication of origin of goods to be made
12. Certain provisions not to apply to trade descriptions applied to certain goods at commencement of Act
13. Affording of opportunity to interested persons to submit representations
14. Unauthorised use of certain emblems
15. Use of certain marks may be prohibited
15A. Abuse of trade mark in relation to event [...inserted by Act 2002_061_002]
16. Implied warranty on sale of marked goods
17. Containers marked with owner's name not to be sold [...was entitled "Containers marked with owner's name not to be sold"]
18. Evidence
19. [...repealed by Act 1997_038_015 - was entitled "_____"]
20. Penalties
21. Repeal of laws
21bis. [...inserted by Act 1952_039_003][...repealed by Act 1996_049_001 - was entitled "____"][...repealed by Act 1997_038_017]
22. Short title and commencement
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As unamended Act 1941_017_000_19410417 EXT.LINK REQ.INFO LINK
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