186 Offences relating to false representation of trade mark

(1)

Every person commits an offence who represents that—

(a)

a sign, or the whole or a part of a trade mark, is a registered trade mark when it is not:

(b)

a registered trade mark is registered in respect of any goods or services when it is not:

(c)

the registration of a trade mark gives an exclusive right to its use when it does not.

(2)

Every person who is convicted of an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

(3)

For the purposes of this section, a reference to—

(a)

registered is to be read as a reference to registered under this Act:

(b)

registration is to be read as a reference to registration in the register.

(4)

Subsection (3) does not apply if the relevant reference relates to the registration of a trade mark under the law in force in a country outside New Zealand.

Compare: 1953 No 66 s 71