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SECTION 485 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making or possession of any instrument for counterfeiting a property mark


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 485
  2. IPC 485 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 485 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 485

According to section 485 of Indian penal code, Whoever makes or has in his possession any die, plate or other instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a proper mark, or has in his possession a property mark for the purpose of denoting that any goods belong to a person to whom they do not belong, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 485 in Simple Words

If someone makes or possesses any instrument for counterfeiting a property mark or possesses a property mark to falsely claim ownership of goods, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years, a fine, or both.

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Whoever makes or has in his possession any die, plate or other instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a proper mark, or has in his possession a property mark for the purpose of denoting that any goods belong to a person to whom they do not belong, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a ...


Offence : Fraudulently making or having possession of any die, plate or other instrument for counterfeiting any public or private property mark


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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What is Section 486 of the IPC?

Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark. (c) that otherwise he had acted innocently, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

What is Section 487 of the IPC?

Punishment. Fraudulently marking a false mark upon any package or receptacle containing goods, with intent to cause it to be believed that it contains goods which it does not contain, etc.

Is Section 488 bailable or not?

Is Section 488 bailable or not?

What is Section 482 of IPC?

IPC 482 in Simple Words If someone uses a false property mark and cannot prove they did it without intent to defraud, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to one year, a fine, or both. Cited by. Yogendra Yadav and Ors vs State Of Jharkhand and Anr. Jugesh Sehgal vs Shamsher Singh Gogi.