Maryland Transportation Section 15-313

Article - Transportation

§ 15-313.

      (a)      A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not use any advertisement that is in any way false, deceptive, or misleading.

      (b)      A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not by any means advertise or offer to the public any vehicle without intent to sell it as advertised or offered.

      (c)      Any advertisement that is subject to and complies with the rules and regulations of and statutes administered by the Federal Trade Commission is not false, deceptive, or misleading under this section.

      (d)      (1)      A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not place on a vehicle an insignia, logo, or other plate that advertises the name of the dealer, unless:

                  (i)      The contract of sale for the vehicle contains a notice of the rights of the buyer described in this subsection; and

                  (ii)      The buyer of the vehicle consents to the placement of the insignia, logo, or other plate on the vehicle.

            (2)      A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may enter into an agreement with a buyer of a vehicle to compensate the buyer in exchange for the buyer's consent to the placement on the vehicle of an insignia, logo, or other plate that advertises the name of the dealer.

            (3)      If a dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer places an insignia, logo, or other plate that advertises the name of the dealer without obtaining a buyer's consent, the dealer shall, at the request of the buyer, remove the advertising and make all repairs necessary to restore the vehicle to its original appearance at no charge to the buyer.