HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 c2051W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the word "showcards," as defined by Section 22 of the Registration of Business Names Act, 1916, as card's containing or exhibiting articles dealt with or representations thereof, applies to cartons or cardboard boxes containing goods and labels covering bottles and tins or other articles?


The answer to this question must depend on the exact facts of each particular case. The construction to be placed on the definition of "show-cards" is, of course, a matter which can only be determined by the Courts, but the Board of Trade as at present advised incline to the view that cardboard boxes would not come within the definition merely on the ground that they contain articles dealt with, but different considerations might arise if the cardboard boxes were themselves used to display the articles or representations thereof.