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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade



(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 2465b)
  • § 2465b. Misrepresentation of a floral business as local

    (a) In connection with the sale of floral products, it shall be an unlawful and deceptive act and practice in commerce in violation of section 2453 of this title for a floral business to misrepresent in an advertisement, on the Internet, on a website, or in a listing of the floral business in a telephone directory or other directory assistance database the geographic location of the floral business as "local," "locally owned," or physically located within Vermont.

    (b) A floral business is considered to misrepresent its geographic location that it is "local," "locally owned," or located within Vermont in violation of subsection (a) of this section if the floral business is not physically located in Vermont and:

    (1) the advertisement, Internet, website, or directory listing would lead a reasonable consumer to conclude that the floral business is physically located in Vermont; or

    (2) the advertisement, Internet, website, or directory listing uses the name of a floral business that is physically located in Vermont, with geographic terms that would lead a reasonable consumer to understand the advertised floral business to be physically located in Vermont.

    (c) A retail floral business physically located in Vermont shall be deemed a consumer for the purposes of enforcing this section under subsection 2461(b) of this chapter. (Added 2011, No. 52, § 45, eff. May 27, 2011.)