Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1946

False representation in connection with standard specifications.

21.—(1) Every person who makes any representation which is false in any material respect that any commodity, process or practice is of standard specification shall, unless he proves that he acted without intent to defraud, be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding, one hundred pounds or to both such imprisonment and fine.

(2) In this section the word “representation” means, in relation to a commodity, process or practice, any representation, direct or indirect, and whether oral, by conduct, or in writing, and if in writing, includes a representation in any advertisement, catalogue, billhead or other document relating to the commodity, process or practice or implied in the use of any trade mark or style.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the operation of paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section 2 of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1887.