§ 37. Mr. LARDNER
asked the President of the Board of Trade the result of the recent prosecution, under the Merchandise Marks Act, against the Southmolton Shirt and Collar Company, Limited, for affixing to certain collars made by them a false trade description, consisting of the head of an Irish terrier, with the words "True Irish" beneath; whether this trade description is a trade-mark registered by a firm in Manchester which gave the order for the collars in question; and, if so, whether it is intended to institute proceedings against this firm?
The result was that the company, on pleading guilty, was fined 10s. with £3 3s. costs. The trade description referred to resembles one registered by a Londonderry firm having a branch at Manchester. The question whether proceedings should be instituted against this Londonderry firm is receiving careful consideration.