Regina v Southwood: CACD 1 Jul 1987

Where a car dealer had falsified the odometer on a car he was selling, a disclaimer as to the car’s mileage was ineffective to provide a defence under the 1968 Act.


Times 01-Jul-1987, [1987] 1 WLR 1361


Trade Descriptions Act 1968


England and Wales


ApprovedNorman v Bennett 1974
The court considered the requirements to establish an offence under the 1968 Act: ‘I think that, where a false description is attached to goods, its effect can be neutralised by an express disclaimer or contradiction of the message contained in the . .

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CitedAlan Kenneth McKenzie Clark v Associated Newspapers Ltd PatC 21-Jan-1998
The claimant was a member of Parliament and an author. The defendant published a column which was said to give the impression that the claimant had written it. It was a parody. The claim was in passing off.
Held: The first issue was whether a . .
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Consumer, Crime

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.214640