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Chapter 47     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

ARTICLE 1A. REGULATION AND CONTROL OF BEDDING AND UPHOLSTERY BUSINESSES.

ARTICLE 2. TRADEMARKS IN GENERAL.

ARTICLE 2A. COPYRIGHT PROTECTION.

ARTICLE 3. TRADEMARKS OF DEALERS IN LIQUIDS.

ARTICLE 4. BRANDS OF TIMBER DEALERS.

ARTICLE 5. SAFETY GLAZING MATERIALS.

ARTICLE 6. MONEY AND INTEREST.

ARTICLE 7. LICENSED LOANS OF SMALL AMOUNTS.

ARTICLE 7A. SMALL LOANS.

ARTICLE 8. TRADE NAMES.

ARTICLE 8A. UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT.

ARTICLE 9. UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT.

ARTICLE 9A. VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS AND BUSINESS TRUSTS.

ARTICLE 11. FAIR TRADE ACT.

ARTICLE 11A. UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES.

ARTICLE 11B. CLOSING-OUT SALES, FIRE SALES AND DEFUNCT BUSINESS SALES.

ARTICLE 11C. WEST VIRGINIA PETROLEUM PRODUCTS FRANCHISE ACT.

ARTICLE 11D. THE MOTION PICTURE FAIR COMPETITION ACT.

ARTICLE 11E. PHYSICIANS FREEDOM OF PRACTICE ACT.

ARTICLE 11F. FARM EQUIPMENT DEALER CONTRACT ACT.

ARTICLE 12. REAL ESTATE COMMISSION, BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS.

ARTICLE 13. CIGARETTE SALES ACT.

ARTICLE 14. PRENEED FUNERAL CONTRACTS.

ARTICLE 15. PYRAMID PROMOTIONAL SCHEME.

ARTICLE 16. COLLECTION AGENCIES.

ARTICLE 17. REGULATION OF MOTOR FUEL CONTRACTS.

ARTICLE 18. ANTITRUST ACT; RESTRAINT OF TRADE.

ARTICLE 19. DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

ARTICLE 20. CHARITABLE BINGO.

ARTICLE 21. CHARITABLE RAFFLES.

ARTICLE 22. UNIFORM TRADE SECRETS ACT.

ARTICLE 23. CHARITABLE RAFFLE BOARDS AND GAMES.

ARTICLE 24. THE REVERSE MORTGAGE ENABLING ACT.

ARTICLE 25. REDUCED CIGARETTE IGNITION PROPENSITY.

ARTICLE 26. PAWNBROKERS.

ARTICLE 27. COURT REPORTER SERVICES.

ARTICLE 10. LIQUID FUELS AND LUBRICATING OILS.

§47-10-1. Fraudulent sale of liquid fuels, lubricating oils, etc., prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store, expose for sale, offer for sale, or sell, any liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or other similar products, in any manner whatsoever, so as to deceive or tend to deceive the purchaser as to the nature, quality and identity of the product so sold or offered for sale.

§47-10-2. Unlawful to sell from distributing equipment any liquid fuels, etc., other than those named thereon.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store, expose for sale, offer for sale, or sell, from any tank or container, or from any pump, or other distributing device or equipment, any other liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or other similar products, than those indicated by the name, trade name, symbol, sign, or other distinguishing mark or device of the manufacturer or distributor, either as owner or licensee, appearing upon the tank, container, pump, or other distributing equipment, from which the same are sold, offered for sale or distributed.

§47-10-3. Unlawful to imitate designs or trade names of recognized brands of liquid fuels, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to disguise or camouflage his or their own equipment, by imitating the design, symbol or trade name under which recognized brands of liquid fuels, lubricating oils, and similar products are generally marketed.

§47-10-4. Unlawful to sell under established trade name any substituted, mixed, adulterated or other liquid fuels, etc., than those manufactured or distributed under such trade name.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, to expose for sale, offer for sale, or sell, under any trademark or trade name in general use, any liquid fuels, lubricating oils or other like products, except those manufactured or distributed by the manufacturer or distributor marketing liquid fuels, lubricating oils or other like products, under such trademark or trade name, either as owner of such trademark or as licensee, or to substitute, mix, or adulterate the liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or other similar products, sold, offered for sale, or distributed, under such trademark or trade name.

§47-10-5. Unlawful to deliver into distributing device any other liquid fuels, etc., than those indicated by trade name thereon.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to aid or assist any other person, firm or corporation in the violation of the provisions of this article, by depositing or delivering in any tank, receptacle, or other container, any other liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or like products, than those intended to be stored therein and distributed therefrom, as indicated by the name of the manufacturer or distributor or the trademark or trade name of the product displayed on the container itself, or on the pump, or other distributing device used in connection therewith.

§47-10-6. Trade name of lubricating oil to be shown; sign showing no trade name.

There shall be firmly attached to or painted at or near the point of outlet from which lubricating oil is drawn or poured out for sale or delivery, a sign or label consisting of the word or words in letters not less than one inch in height, comprising the brand or trade name of such lubricating oil: Provided, That if any such lubricating oil shall have no brand or trade name, the above-required sign or label shall consist of the words, "Lubricating oil, no brand."

§47-10-6a. Posting of the alcoholic content of gasoline.

Any retail distributor of gasoline who sells gasoline to which has been added any alcohol, whether methanol, ethanol or other form of alcohol, shall post upon or near every pump maintained for the delivery of gasoline to a consumer a prominent notice stating the name of the alcoholic additive and the percentage it comprises of the gasoline delivered through the pumps.

§47-10-7. Offenses; penalties; revocation of distributor's license.

Any person, firm or corporation, or any officer, agent, or employee thereof, who shall violate any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine, for the first offense, of not less than $25 nor more than $200; and for a second or any subsequent offense, by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500; and in addition to the penalties aforesaid, upon conviction of a second offense hereunder, the permit and license certificate provided for by section two, article fourteen, chapter eleven of this code, theretofore issued to such violator, shall be canceled and taken up by the State Tax Commissioner; and no other certificate of license shall be issued to such person by said State Tax Commissioner for a period of one year from the date of such cancellation.

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