Section 4 in The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005

Title: Prohibition of use of emblem for wrongful gain

Description: No person shall use the emblem for the purpose of any trade, business, calling or profession or in the title of any patent, or in any trade mark or design, except in such cases and under such conditions as may be prescribed.

Title: Prohibition of registration of certain companies, etc

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no competent authority shall,— (a) register a trade mark or design which bears the emblem, or (b) grant patent in respect of an invention which bears a title containing the emblem. (2) If any question arises before a competent authority whether any emblem is an emblem specified in the Schedule or a colourable imitation thereof, the competent authority shall refer the question to the Central Government and the decision of the Central Government thereon shall be final

Title: General powers of Central Government to regulate use of emblem

Description: (1) The Central Government may make such provision by rules as appears to it to be necessary, to regulate the use of the emblem in official seal that is used in offices of the Central Government and the State Governments and their organisations including diplomatic missions abroad, subject to such restrictions and conditions as may be prescribed. (2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government shall have powers— (a) to notify the use of emblem on stationery, the method of printing or embossing it on demiofficial stationery by the constitutional authorities, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assemblies, officers of the Central Government and the State Governments; (b) to specify the design of the official seal consisting of the emblem; (c) to restrict the display of emblem on vehicles of constitutional authorities, foreign dignitaries, Ministers of the Central Government and the State Governments; (d) to provide for guidelines for display of emblem on public buildings in India, the diplomatic missions and on the buildings occupied by India's consulates a broad; (e) to specify conditions for the use of emblem for various other purposes including the use for educational purposes and the armed forces personnel; (f) to do all such things (including the specification of design of the emblem and its use in the manner whatsoever) as the Central Government considers necessary or expedient for the exercise of the foregoing powers.

Title: Penalty

Description: (1) Any person who contravenes the provisions of section 3 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both, or if having been previously convicted of an offence under this section, is again convicted of any such offence, he shall be punishable for the second and for every subsequent offence with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months, which may extend to two years and with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees. (2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of section 4 for any wrongful gain shall be punishable for such offence with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months, which may extend to two years and with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees.

Title: Previous sanction for prosecution

Description: No prosecution for any offence punishable under this Act shall be instituted, except with the previous sanction of the Central Government or of any officer authorised in this behalf by general or special order of the Central Government.