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The DC Code: § 22-1502 Forging or imitating brands or packaging of goods.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Whoever wilfully forges, or counterfeits, or makes use of any imitation calculated to deceive the public, though with colorable difference or deviation therefrom, of the private brand, wrapper, label, trademark, bottle, or package usually affixed or used by any person to or with the goods, wares, merchandise, preparation, or mixture of such person, with intent to pass off any work, goods, manufacture, compound, preparation, or mixture as the manufacture or production of such person which is not really such, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-1402. 1973 Ed., § 22-1402. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 105(e) of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286). Legislative History of Laws Law 10-151, the "Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-98, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 29, 1994, and April 12, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 4, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-238 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-151 became effective on August 20, 1994. DC CODE § 22-1502 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1333, ch. 854, § 879; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10- 151, § 105(e), 41 DCR 2608.)