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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 12. Precious Metal Marking [22100 - 22181]

  ( Chapter 12 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 316. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [22100 - 22104]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 316. )


Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions set forth in this article govern the construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 316.)


“Article” means any article of merchandise, and includes each and every portion of any such article whether or not such portion is separable or is a distinct part thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 316.)


“Mark” means any mark, sign, device, imprint, stamp or brand applied to any article or to any tag, card, paper, label, box, carton, container, holder, package cover or wrapping attached to, used in conjunction with or to inclose any article, or to any bill, bill of sale, invoice, statement, letter, circular, advertisement, notice, memorandum or other writing or printing concerning any article.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 316.)


“Apply,” “applies” or “applied” mean imprint, emboss or engrave on the article itself and not otherwise.

(Amended by Stats. 1943, Ch. 919.)


“Person” includes a firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, and corporation.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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