Maine Revised Statutes

§1212. Deceptive trade practices

1. Lists.  A person engages in a deceptive trade practice when, in the course of his business, vocation or occupation, he
A. Passes off goods or services as those of another; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
B. Causes likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding as to the source, sponsorship, approval or certification of goods or services; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
C. Causes likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding as to affiliation, connection or association with, or certification by, another; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
D. Uses deceptive representations or designations of geographic origin in connection with goods or services; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
E. Represents that goods or services have sponsorship, approval, characteristics, ingredients, uses, benefits or quantities that they do not have, or that a person has a sponsorship, approval, status, affiliation or connection that he does not have; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
F. Represents that goods are original or new if they are deteriorated, altered, reconditioned, reclaimed, used or secondhand; [1973, c. 625, §53 (AMD).]
G. Represents that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality or grade, or that goods are of a particular style or model, if they are of another; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
H. Disparages the goods, services or business of another by false or misleading representation of fact; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
I. Advertises goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
J. Advertises goods or services with intent not to supply reasonably expectable public demand, unless the advertisement discloses a limitation of quantity; [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
K. Makes false or misleading statements of fact concerning the reasons for, existence of or amounts of, price reductions; or [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
L. Engages in any other conduct which similarly creates a likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding. [1969, c. 503, (NEW).]
[ 1973, c. 625, §53 (AMD) .]
2. Complaint.  In order to prevail in an action under this chapter, a complainant need not prove competition between the parties or actual confusion or misunderstanding.
[ 1969, c. 503, (NEW) .]
3. Application.  This section does not affect unfair trade practices otherwise actionable at common law or under other statutes of this State.
[ 1969, c. 503, (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1969, c. 503, (NEW). 1973, c. 625, §53 (AMD).

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