trade description

trade description

an indication, direct or indirect and by whatever means, given of a range of matters relating to goods, such as their quality, size, fitness for purpose, and history. Such have been controlled for some time but comprehensive control began with the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. A false trade description is one that is false to a material degree, and to make such constitutes an offence. A misleading trade description is deemed to be a false trade description. It is a defence to show that the commission of the offence was due to another person and that all reasonable precautions were taken to prevent the offence. The Act protects consumers by utilizing the criminal law in support of the civil law.
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It''s an idea that capitalises on the current trend, complies with trade description acts and above all, would give punters who have the habit of backing the wrong animals a sense of wicked satisfaction as they tuck into their meaty fare.
I can guarantee your next call would be to The Samaritans and the following one would be to the trade description people.
The two men, who defended themselves, were both accused of supplying goods with a false trade description.
Making a false or misleading statement about goods to a material degree may constitute an offence of false trade description.
Searl admitted six counts of applying a false trade description to goods, and a further six counts were admitted by Cool Water Enterprises.
He was charged at Belfast Magistrates Court with applying a false trade description to a ring with six white and one green stone, and with offering to supply it.
After a one-day trial Dennis Martin, 39, of Sloan Drive, Bramcote, Nottingham, was found guilty of two offences under the Trade Description Act 1968.
Hall and Robinson, who defended themselves in court, were both accused of supplying goods with a false trade description.
Med Hotels, of Woking, Surrey, appeared before Llanelli Magistrates' Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to an offence of giving a false trade description.
He appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court last week and pled guilty to a series of trade description offences.
Hong Kong Customs today (November 27) arrested a male owner of a renovation company suspected of having applied a false trade description to the service supplied, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).
If politicians were subject to trading standards, New Labour could be done under the Trade Description Act for calling themselves 'Labour'.