Merchandise Marks Act, 1931

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Number 48 of 1931.


MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1931.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary.

Section

1.

Definitions and interpretation.

PART II.

Merchandise Marks Commission.

2.

Establishment of Merchandise Marks Commission.

3.

Regulations for proceedings before Commission.

4.

Powers of Commission.

5.

Remuneration and staff of Commission.

PART III.

Restriction on Sale Orders and Restriction on Importation Orders.

6.

Reference of applications to the Commission and fees on applications.

7.

Consideration of and report on applications and questions referred to Commission.

8.

Restriction on sale orders and restriction on importation orders.

9.

Contents of restriction orders.

10.

Application and construction of restriction orders.

11.

Exemption orders.

12.

Revocation and amendment of restriction orders.

13.

Notice of reference and evidence at inquiry.

14.

Presentation and notification of reports of Commission.

15.

Laying of orders before Houses of Oireachtas.

16.

Offences in relation to restriction on sale orders.

17.

Effect of restriction on importation orders.

18.

Prohibition of removal of indication of origin from imported goods.

19.

Prosecution of offences by certain local authorities.

PART IV.

Other Restrictions in Relation to Imported Goods.

20.

Sale of imported goods bearing name or trade mark of Saorstát Eireann manufacturer or trader or place name in Saorstát Eireann.

PART V.

False Representation in Connection with Goods not Produced or Manufactured in Saorstát Eireann.

21.

False representation in connection with goods not produced or manufactured in Saorstát Eireann.

PART VI.

Provisions in Relation to Offences.

22.

Statutory defences.

23.

Penalties for offences under this Act.

24.

Search warrant and additional provisions as to forfeiture.

25.

Disposal of forfeited goods.

26.

Costs of defence or prosecution.

27.

Time limit for prosecutions.

28.

Evidence.

PART VII.

Miscellaneous and General.

29.

Adaptation of the Principal Act and the Merchandise Marks Act, 1911.

30.

Prosecutions by Minister for Industry and Commerce.

31.

Prosecutions by Minister for Agriculture.

32.

Savings.

33.

Regulations.

34.

Expenses.

35.

Repeals.

36.

Short title and citation.

SCHEDULE.


Acts Referred to

Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act, 1927

No. 16 of 1927

Agriculture Act, 1931

No. 8 of 1931

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Number 48 of 1931.


MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1931.


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION IN RELATION TO THE MARKING OF MERCHANDISE. [22nd December, 1931.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—