Red Cross Act, 1938

Restriction on use of arms of the Swiss Confederation.

5.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person without the authority of the Minister for Industry and Commerce to use or display, for the purposes of his trade or business or for any other purpose whatsoever—

(a) any design consisting of a white or silver cross on a red ground, none of the limbs of which extends to the margin of the ground, being the cross comprised in the Arms of the Swiss Confederation, or

(b) any design which is a colourable imitation of such first-mentioned design.

(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(3) Nothing in sub-section (1) of this section shall affect the right (if any) of the proprietor of a trade mark registered before the 19th day of June, 1931, and containing the arms of the Swiss Confederation or an imitation thereof to continue to use such trade mark.