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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 6. BUSINESS RIGHTS [14000 - 14704]

  ( Division 6 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 56. )

CHAPTER 3. Trade Names and Designations [14401 - 14495]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59. )

ARTICLE 1. Trade Names [14401 - 14405]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59. )

14401.
  

Any trade name may be transferred in the same manner as personal property in connection with the good will of the business in which it is used or the part thereof to which it is appurtenant, and the owner is entitled to the same protection by suits at law or in equity.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)

14402.
  

Any court of competent jurisdiction may restrain, by injunction, any use of trade names in violation of the rights defined in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)

14403.
  

Every person who has in his possession, or who uses any cask, bottle, vessel, case, cover, label, brand, or other thing bearing, or having in any way connected with it, the trade name of another, for the purpose of disposing of any article other than that which such cask, bottle, vessel, case, cover, label, brand or other thing, originally contained, or is connected with by the owner of the trade name, with intent to deceive or defraud, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)

14404.
  

Every person who wilfully defaces, obliterates, or otherwise removes, destroys, or conceals the trade name of another, printed, branded, stamped, engraved, etched, blown, impressed, or otherwise attached to, or produced upon any cask, keg, bottle, vessel, siphon, can, case, or other package, for the purpose of selling or trafficking in such cask, keg, bottle, vessel, siphon, can, case, or other package, or refilling such cask, keg, bottle, vessel, siphon, can, case, or other package, with intent to defraud the owner thereof, without the consent of the owner, or unless the same has been purchased from the owner, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)

14405.
  

Every person who wilfully sells, or traffics in any cask, keg, bottle, vessel, siphon, can, case or other package bearing the trade name of another, printed, branded, stamped, engraved, etched, blown, or otherwise attached or produced thereon, or refills any such cask, keg, bottle, vessel, siphon, can, case, or other package with intent to defraud the owner thereof, without the consent of the owner, or unless it has been purchased from the owner, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 59.)

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