1916: 6 & 7 George 5 c.51: An Act to prohibit the use of the word Anzac in connection with any trade, business, calling, or profession.
[18th December 1916.]
BE it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
[Prohibition of the use of the word Anzac in connection with any trade. &c.]
1. — (1) As from the commencement of this Act it shall not be lawful to use in connection with any trade, business, calling, or profession the word “Anzac,” or any word closely resembling that word, without the authority of a Secretary of State, given on the request of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia or of the Dominion of New Zealand, and this prohibition shall apply notwithstanding that such word forms part of any trade mark, or of the name of any company or society or other body, which has been registered before the passing of this Act.
(2) If any person acts in contravention of this Act he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act, and liable on conviction under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts to a fine not exceeding ten pounds, or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction not exceeding one hundred pounds; and when a company or society is guilty of any such contravention, without prejudice to the liability of the company or society, every director, manager, secretary, or other officer of the company or society who is knowingly a party to the contravention, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act and liable to the like penalty.
[Short title and commencement.]
2. This Act may be cited as the ”Anzac” (Restriction on Trade Use of Word) Act, 1916, and shall come into operation at the expiration of three months from the passing thereof.