§ 16. Mr. Shepherd
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps will be taken to check the validity of the use of the British Standards Institution mark on furniture; and how far improper use carries any penalty.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
The "Kite" mark was registered as a certification trade mark under the Trade Marks Act, 1938, by the British Standards Institution; and they employ inspectors to watch its use. Misapplication of the mark can be the subject either of a civil suit for infringement of trade mark, or of a prosecution under the Merchandise Marks Acts.
§ Mr. Shepherd
Is it not quite untrue to say that the use of this mark bears no penalty and that traders can ignore it without any trouble?