1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 13-A: Platinum Stamping


Section 230 Definitions

General Business (GBS)

In this article unless the context otherwise requires: "Article" means any article of merchandise and includes any portion of such article, whether a distinct part thereof, or not (including every part thereof whether or not separable and also including material for manufacture).

  Platinum, iridium, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium and/or osmium, include any alloy or alloys of any one or more of said metals.

  "Mark" means any mark, sign, device, imprint, stamp, brand applied to any article, or to any tag, card, paper, label, box, carton, container, holder, package cover or wrapping attached to, used in conjunction with or enclosing such article or any bill, bill of sale, invoice, statement, letter, circular, advertisement, notice, memorandum, or other writing or printing.

  "Apply" and "applied" include any method or means of application or attachment to, or of use on, or in connection with, or in relation to, an article, whether such application, attachment or use is to, on, by, in or with

  1. The article itself, or

  2. Anything attached to the article, or

  3. Anything to which the article is attached, or

  4. Anything in or on which the article is, or

  5. Anything so used or placed as to lead to a reasonable belief that the mark on that thing is meant to be taken as a mark on the article itself.

  "Quality mark" is any mark as herein defined indicating, describing, identifying or referring to or appearing or seeming or purporting to indicate, describe, identify or refer to the partial or total presence or existence of or the quality of or the percentage of or the purity of or the number of parts of platinum, iridium, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium and/or osmium in any article.