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Chapter 47  |  Article 47 - 10  |  Section 6
WVC 47 - CHAPTER 47. REGULATION OF TRADE.
WVC 47 - 10 - ARTICLE 10. LIQUID FUELS AND LUBRICATING OILS.

WVC 47 - 10 - 1 §47-10-1. Fraudulent sale of liquid fuels, lubricating oils, etc., prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store, expose for sale, offer for sale, or sell, any liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or other similar products, in any manner whatsoever, so as to deceive or tend to deceive the purchaser as to the nature, quality and identity of the product so sold or offered for sale.

WVC 47 - 10 - 2 §47-10-2. Unlawful to sell from distributing equipment any liquid fuels, etc., other than those named thereon.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store, expose for sale, offer for sale, or sell, from any tank or container, or from any pump, or other distributing device or equipment, any other liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or other similar products, than those indicated by the name, trade name, symbol, sign, or other distinguishing mark or device of the manufacturer or distributor, either as owner or licensee, appearing upon the tank, container, pump, or other distributing equipment, from which the same are sold, offered for sale or distributed.

WVC 47 - 10 - 3 §47-10-3. Unlawful to imitate designs or trade names of recognized brands of liquid fuels, etc.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to disguise or camouflage his or their own equipment, by imitating the design, symbol or trade name under which recognized brands of liquid fuels, lubricating oils, and similar products are generally marketed.

WVC 47 - 10 - 4 §47-10-4. Unlawful to sell under established trade name any substituted, mixed, adulterated or other liquid fuels, etc., than those manufactured or distributed under such trade name.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, to expose for sale, offer for sale, or sell, under any trademark or trade name in general use, any liquid fuels, lubricating oils or other like products, except those manufactured or distributed by the manufacturer or distributor marketing liquid fuels, lubricating oils or other like products, under such trademark or trade name, either as owner of such trademark or as licensee, or to substitute, mix, or adulterate the liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or other similar products, sold, offered for sale, or distributed, under such trademark or trade name.

WVC 47 - 10 - 5 §47-10-5. Unlawful to deliver into distributing device any other liquid fuels, etc., than those indicated by trade name thereon.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to aid or assist any other person, firm or corporation in the violation of the provisions of this article, by depositing or delivering in any tank, receptacle, or other container, any other liquid fuels, lubricating oils, or like products, than those intended to be stored therein and distributed therefrom, as indicated by the name of the manufacturer or distributor or the trademark or trade name of the product displayed on the container itself, or on the pump, or other distributing device used in connection therewith.

WVC 47 - 10 - 6 §47-10-6. Trade name of lubricating oil to be shown; sign showing no trade name.
There shall be firmly attached to or painted at or near the point of outlet from which lubricating oil is drawn or poured out for sale or delivery, a sign or label consisting of the word or words in letters not less than one inch in height, comprising the brand or trade name of such lubricating oil: Provided, That if any such lubricating oil shall have no brand or trade name, the above-required sign or label shall consist of the words, "Lubricating oil, no brand."

WVC 47 - 10 - 6 A §47-10-6a. Posting of the alcoholic content of gasoline.

Any retail distributor of gasoline who sells gasoline to which has been added any alcohol, whether methanol, ethanol or other form of alcohol, shall post upon or near every pump maintained for the delivery of gasoline to a consumer a prominent notice stating the name of the alcoholic additive and the percentage it comprises of the gasoline delivered through the pumps.

WVC 47 - 10 - 7 §47-10-7. Offenses; penalties; revocation of distributor's license.
Any person, firm or corporation, or any officer, agent, or employee thereof, who shall violate any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine, for the first offense, of not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars; and for a second or any subsequent offense, by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars; and in addition to the penalties aforesaid, upon conviction of a second offense hereunder, the permit and license certificate provided for by section two, article fourteen, chapter eleven of this code, theretofore issued to such violator, shall be canceled and taken up by the state tax commissioner; and no other certificate of license shall be issued to such person by said state tax commissioner for a period of one year from the date of such cancellation.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§47 - 27 - 1 - (New Code)
§47 - 27 - 2 - (New Code)
§47 - 27 - 3 - (New Code)
§47 - 27 - 4 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4294
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4294 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Establishing standards for court reporters and entities that provide court reporting services
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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