Section Code: 0270 - 0275
OFFENCE RELATING TO TRADE
Section 270. Modified Measuring Equipment
Whoever, with intent to take advantage in trade, uses or has in possession for use of any instrument for weighing, any weight, or any measure which is different from the normal standard; or has such instrument in his or her possession for selling purpose shall be liable to imprisonment for not exceeding three years or a fine of not exceeding six thousand baht, or both.
Section 271. Deceptive Trade Practices
Whoever sells any goods by means of deception to cause a buyer to believe in the source of origin, nature, quality or quantity of such goods which is false, where it does not constitute the offence of fraud, shall be liable to imprisonment for not exceeding three years or a fine of not exceeding six thousand baht, or both.
Section 272. Compound Offense
- Uses a name, figure, artificial mark or any wording in the carrying on trade of the other person, or causes the same to appear on a goods, packing, coverings, advertisements, price lists, business letters or the like in order to make the public to believe that it is the goods or trade of such other person;
- Imitates a signboard or the like so that the public are likely to believe that his trading premises are those of another person situated nearby;
- Circulates or propagates the false statement in order to bring discredit to the trading premises, goods, industry or commerce of any person with a view to obtaining benefit for his trade,
shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding one year or fined not exceeding two thousand Baht, or both.
The offence under this Section is a compoundable offence.
Section 273. Forging a Registered Trademark
Whoever, forging the registered trade-mark of other person, whether to be registered inside or outside the Kingdom, shall be imprisoned not more of three years or fined not more of six thousand Baht, or both.
Section 274. Imitation of a Trademark
Whoever, imitates the registered trade-mark of the other person, whether it be registered within or outside the Kingdom in order to make the public believe that it is the registered trade-mark of such other person, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding one year or fined not exceeding two thousand Baht, or both.
Section 275. Importing Forged or Imitated Trademark
Whoever, bringing into the Kingdom, disposing or exposing for disposing the goods bearing the name, figure, artificial mark or any wording as prescribed by Section 272 (1), or the goods bearing the forged or imitated trade-mark to belong to the other person under Section 273 or Section 274, shall be punished in such Section.