False advertising to be punished in Nicaragua

False advertisement has become a serious crime in Nicaragua.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Anyone who makes false statements in their publicity about the composition, origin, virtues or basic qualities of their products, or of discounts, sales conditions, prizes or other beneifits that might cause consumers to make buying errors or injure a competitor will be sanctioned.
Those found guilty could be penalized by up to three years in prison and removal of their license to practice their profession, office, or business. There is also a fine involved, and it will be doubled if the products involved are food, medicine or anything used by babies.

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Panama: Fines for Outdoor Advertising on Constructions

July 2013

The Panamanian Mayor will punish with fines up to $10,000 those who place outdoor advertising on structures or vacant lots.

From a press release from the Mayor of Panama:

The Mayor of Panama (@ panamamunicipio), is prohibiting outdoor advertising placement on perimeter fences and vacant buildings, while establishing that the holders or legal representatives of the products being advertised and the owners of the building project are to be jointly and severally liable.

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