Merchandise Marks Act 1955

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Merchandise Marks Act 1955

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AT 7 of 1955

MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT 1955

Merchandise Marks Act 1955 Index


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MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT 1955

Index Section Page

1 to 5 [Repealed] ................................................................................................................. 5
6 Prohibition of the use of the word ‘Manxmark’ ......................................................... 5
7 Short title and citation .................................................................................................... 5
8 Commencement .............................................................................................................. 6
ENDNOTES 7

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 7
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 7
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 7

Merchandise Marks Act 1955 Section 1


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MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT 1955

Received Royal Assent: 8 September 1955
Passed: 18 October 1955
Commenced: 18 October 1955
AN ACT
to amend the provisions of the Merchandise Marks Acts, 1898 to 1939,
relating to false trade descriptions, and to imported goods bearing the trade
mark of a manufacturer, dealer or trader in the United Kingdom or the Isle of
Man, and to amend the Merchandise Marks Act, 1898, in relation to offences.
GENERAL NOTE:
The maximum fines in this Act are as increased by the Fines Act
1986 and by the Criminal Justice (Penalties, Etc.) Act 1993 s 1.
1 to 5 [Repealed]
1

6 Prohibition of the use of the word ‘Manxmark’

(1) No person shall use in connection with any trade, business or calling, the
word ‘Manxmark’, or any word closely resembling that word, without
the authority of the Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading, unless such word
is part of a trade mark registered in the Register of Trade Marks kept
under the provisions of section one of the Trade Marks Act, 1938 (being
an Act of the Imperial Parliament).2

(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section he shall be guilty of an
offence against this Act and shall be liable on summary conviction to a
fine not exceeding £1,000; and when a company or society is guilty of any
such contravention, without prejudice to the liability of the company or
society, every director, manager, secretary or other officer of the
company or society who is knowingly a party to the contravention shall
be guilty of an offence against this Act and liable to the like penalty.3

7 Short title and citation

(1) This Act may be cited as the Merchandise Marks Act, 1955, and this Act
and the Merchandise Marks Acts, 1898 to 1939, may be together cited as
the Merchandise Marks Acts, 1898 to 1955.
Section 8 Merchandise Marks Act 1955


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(2) [Repealed]4

8 Commencement

This Act shall come into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has been by
the Governor announced to Tynwald and a certificate thereof has been signed
by the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys.
Merchandise Marks Act 1955 Endnotes


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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
Ss 1 to 5 repealed by Consumer Protection (Trade Descriptions) Act 1970 Sch 2. 2
Subs (1) amended by GC155/91 and by SD579/98. 3
Subs (2 amended by Fines Act 1986 Sch 2. 4
Subs (2) repealed by Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act 1975 Sch 2.