HC Deb 03 August 1888 vol 329 c1392
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If the attention of the Governor General in Council has been directed to the extensive frauds committed on British industry by the piracy of the names, labels, and trade marks of British manufacturers well known in the East upon cutlery and other goods imported into India from foreign countries; and, what steps have been taken to extend to India the provisions of "The Merchandize Marks Act, 1887," and how soon they are likely to come into operation?


The attention of the Government of India has been several times called to this subject. With reference to the action taken in India, I have nothing to add to the answer given by me on June 7, except that a despatch in the sense then promised was sent to India on June 28.