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SECTION 141
Unlawful use of the name United Nations
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 9-B
§ 141. Unlawful use of the name United Nations. No person, firm or
corporation shall, without express authority from the secretary general
of the United Nations, assume, adopt or use as, or as a part of a
corporate, assumed or trade name, for advertising purposes, or for the
purposes of trade, or for any other purpose, the name United Nations, or
abbreviation thereof; or any official emblem or other official insignia
thereof; nor shall any person, firm or corporation, with intent to
deceive or mislead the public, for any of such purposes, assume, adopt
or use any name, designation or style, or simulation thereof, or
designation or style, or simulation thereof, which may deceive or
mislead the public as to the true identity of such person, firm or
corporation or as to the official connection of such person, firm or
corporation with the United Nations. A violation of this section shall
be a misdemeanor. Whenever there shall be an actual or threatened
violation of this section, an application may be made to a court or
justice having jurisdiction to issue an injunction, upon notice to the
defendant of not less than five days, to enjoin and restrain such actual
or threatened violation; and if it shall appear to the satisfaction of
the court or justice that the defendant is in fact, assuming, adopting
or using such name, or is about to assume, adopt or use such name, and
that the assumption, adoption or use of such name was not expressly
authorized by the secretary general of the United Nations, and may
deceive or mislead the public, an injunction may be issued by such court
or justice, enjoining and restraining such actual or threatened
violation without requiring proof that any person has in fact been
deceived or mislead thereby. This section shall not prevent the
continued use of a corporate name or trade name heretofore lawfully
used.