15 U.S. Code § 80b–8 - General prohibitions
It shall be unlawful for any person registered under section 80b–3 of this title to represent or imply in any manner whatsoever that such person has been sponsored, recommended, or approved, or that his abilities or qualifications have in any respect been passed upon by the United States or any agency or any officer thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any person registered under section 80b–3 of this title to represent that he is an investment counsel or to use the name “investment counsel” as descriptive of his business unless (1) his or its principal business consists of acting as investment adviser, and (2) a substantial part of his or its business consists of rendering investment supervisory services.
The SecuritiesExchange Act of 1934, referred to in subsec. (b), is act June 6, 1934, ch. 404, 48 Stat. 881, which is classified principally to chapter 2B (§ 78a et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 78a of this title and Tables.
1960—Pub. L. 86–750, § 10, substituted “General prohibitions” for “Unlawful representations” in section catchline.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 86–750, § 11(a), authorized representation as an investment counsel if person’s principal business consisted of acting as investment adviser, and a substantial part of the business was rendering investment supervisory services, and struck out the requirements that the person be primarily engaged in rendering investment supervisory services, or that his registration application state that the person is, or is about to become engaged primarily in rendering investment advisory services.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 86–750, § 11(b), added subsec. (d).
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