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According to Legislation in force, anyone who :

(1) Sells unhallmarked article,
(2) sells an article bearing any mark whether appearing to be an approved hallmark or to be a mark which is likely to be confused with the approved hallmark,
(3) sells from door to door articles except if that person has a certificate or registration according to the relevant section of the Law,
(4) marks an article without authority with a mark purporting to be a manufacturer's mark authorized under the Law or an Assay Office mark,
(5) with intent to defraud or deceive, makes a counterfeit of any die or mark,
(6) without lawful authority or excuse, has in his custody or under his control anything which is a counterfeit of a die or an article which bears a counterfeit of any mark,
(7) sells any counterfeit of a die or any article bearing a counterfeit of a mark,
(8) uses, registers or applies a mark whether appearing to be an approved hallmark or to be a mark which is likely to be confused with the approved hallmark according to the provisions of this Law,
(9) removes any mark from an article of precious metal with the intent to transpose it to any other article or affixes to any article any mark which has been removed from an article of precious metal,

is guilty of an offence and liable to :
a fine not exceeding €10,000 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or both.  
In case of a second or subsequent conviction to a fine not exceeding €15,000 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.

Moreover any manufacturer or retailer must take care for the registration in the Official Registries and hangs up at a conspicuous place in his premises the relative certificate of registration.

In case of non conformity, he is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.


Offences and punishments are provided in article 19 and 23, of the relative Legislation, (Ν.52/2009).