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Section 77 – The Trade and Merchandise Marks Act,1958

The Trade and Merchandise Marks Act,1958

Section 77. Falsifying and falsely applying trade marks

(1) A person shall be deemed to falsify a trade mark who, either,-

(a) Without the assent. of the proprietor of the trade nearly makes that trade mark or a deceptively similar mark: or

(b) Falsifies any genuine trade mark, whether by alteration, addition, effacement or otherwise.

(2) A person shall be deemed to falsely apply to goods a trade mark who, without the assent of the proprietor of the trade mark,-

(a) Applies such trade mark or a deceptively similar mark, to goods or any package containing goods;

(b) Uses any package bearing a mark which is identical with or deceptively similar to the trade mark of such proprietor, for the purpose of packing, filling, or wrapping therein any goods other than the genuine goods Of the proprietor of the trade mark.

(3) Any trade mark falsified as mentioned in sub-section (1) or falsely applied as mentioned in sub-section (2), is in this Act referred to as a false trade mark.

(4) In any prosecution for falsifying a trade mark or falsely applying a trade mark to goods, the burden of proving the assent of the proprietor shall lie on the accused.

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