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False representation about Trade Marks Office

  (1)   A person:

  (a)   must not:

  (i)   place, or allow to be placed, on the building in which his or her office is situated; or

  (ii)   use when advertising his or her office or business; or

  (iii)   place on a document, as a description of his or her office or business;

    the words "Trade Marks Office" or "Office for registering trade marks", or words of similar import (whether alone or together with other words); or

  (b)   must not use in any other way, in connection with his or her business, words that would reasonably lead other persons to believe that his or her office is, or is officially connected with, the Trade Marks Office.

Penalty:   30 penalty units.

  (2)   An offence under this section is an offence of strict liability.

Note 1:   The Reader's Guide gives information about penalties (see the paragraphs under the subheading Crimes Act 1914 ).

Note 2:   For strict liability , see section   6.1 of the Criminal Code .

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