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TRADE MARKS ACT 1995 - SECT 147A

Drawing etc. trade marks for use in offence

Indictable offence

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person draws, or programs a computer or other device to draw, a registered trade mark or part of a registered trade mark; and

                     (b)  the registered trade mark or part of the registered trade mark is likely to be used for, or in the course of, an offence; and

                     (c)  the offence is an offence against section 145 or 146.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 550 penalty units, or both.

Note:          For registered trade mark see section 6.

             (2)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(c).

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

Summary offence

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person draws, or programs a computer or other device to draw, a registered trade mark or part of a registered trade mark; and

                     (b)  the registered trade mark or part of the registered trade mark is likely to be used for, or in the course of, an offence; and

                     (c)  the offence is an offence against section 145 or 146.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months or 60 penalty units, or both.

             (4)  The fault element for paragraph (3)(b) is negligence.

             (5)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (3)(c).

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



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