SECTION 486 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark



Description of IPC Section 486

Whoever sells, or exposes, or has in possession for sale, any goods or things with a counterfeit property mark affixed to or impressed upon the same or to or upon any case, package or other receptacle in which such goods are contained, shall, unless he proves:

  1. that, having taken all reasonable precautions against committing an offence against this section, he had at the time of the commission of the alleged offence no reason to suspect the genuineness of the mark, and
  2. that, on demand made by or on behalf of the prosecutor, he gave all the information in his power with respect to the persons from whom he obtained such goods or things, or
  3. 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.

Offence : Knowingly selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 486


What offence is defined under IPC 486?

IPC 486 Offence: Knowingly selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark.


What is the punishment for IPC 486 Case?

The punishment for IPC 486 is 1 Year or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 486 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 486 is a Non-Cognizable.


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Is IPC 486 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 486 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 486 be tried?

IPC 486 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.



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