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SECTION 138
Use of certain governmental, military or naval names
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 9-B
§ 138. Use of certain governmental, military or naval names. 1. It
shall be unlawful and is prohibited for any person, firm, corporation or
association, not an agency or instrumentality of the United States
government, selling or offering for sale goods, wares or merchandise, to
use or cause or permit to be used in the corporate or trade name or
description of the seller or of the place where the goods, wares or
merchandise are offered for sale, any of the following words or
expressions, viz., "army," "navy," "marine corps," "marines," "coast
guard," "government," "post exchange," "P. X.," or "G. I.," unless there
is displayed in conjunction therewith, in letters of at least the same
size as such words or expressions, the words, "we sell articles acquired
from the United States government only," or "we sell both articles
acquired from the United States government and non-government articles,"
as the case may be.

2. No person, firm, corporation or association selling or offering for
sale any article of merchandise, shall in any manner represent, contrary
to fact, that the article was made for, or acquired directly or
indirectly from, the United States government or its military or naval
forces or any agency of the United States government, or that the
article conforms to government specifications or requirements, or that
it has been disposed of by the United States government.