Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter I. General.


§ 36–101. Filing and publication of bottle description.

All manufacturers and vendors of mineral waters and other beverages allowed by law to be sold in bottles, upon which their names or marks shall be respectively impressed, may file with the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia a description of such bottles and of the names or marks thereon, and shall cause the same to be published for not less than 2 weeks successively in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the District.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1333, ch. 854, § 877; July 5, 1966, 80 Stat. 263, Pub. L. 89-493, § 6.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 48-101.

1973 Ed., § 48-101.


§ 36–102. Unauthorized use or sale of registered bottles.

It shall be unlawful for any person, without the permission of the owner thereof, to fill with mineral waters or other beverages any such bottles so marked, for sale, or to traffic in any such bottles so marked and not bought by him of such owner; and every person so offending shall be liable to a penalty of $.50 for every bottle so filled, or sold, or used, or disposed of, or bought, or trafficked in, for the 1st offense, and of $5 for every subsequent offense, to be recovered as other fines are recovered in the District.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1333, ch. 854, § 878.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 48-102.

1973 Ed., § 48-102.

Cross References

Deceptive imitation of goods, criminal penalty, see § 22-1502.