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SECTION 483 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting a property mark used by another


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 483
  2. IPC 483 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 483 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 483

According to section 483 of Indian penal code, Whoever counterfeits any property mark used by any other person shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 483 in Simple Words

If someone counterfeits a property mark used by another person, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to two years, a fine, or both.

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483. Counterfeiting a property mark used by another. u2014Whoever counterfeits any 1[***] property mark used by any other person shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


Offence : Counterfeiting a property mark used by another, with intent to cause damage or injury


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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What is Section 484 of the IPC?

Whoever counterfeits any property mark used by a public servant, or any mark used by a public servant to denote that any property has been manufactured by a particular person or at a particular time or place, or that the property is of a particular quality or has passed through a particular office, or that it is ...

Is a 483 IPC compoundable or not?

Punishmentu2014Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or bothu2014Non-cognizableu2014Bailableu2014Triable by any Magistrateu2014 Compoundable by the person whose trade or property mark is counterfeited with the permission of the court.

What is the property mark in IPC?

479. Property mark. u2014 A mark used for denoting that movable property belongs to a particular person is called a property mark.