The Criminal Liability of Misleading Cosmetic Advertisements
This article tries to focus on the criminal liability of misleading cosmetic advertisements, especially on fraud. According to the Statute for Control of Cosmetic Hygiene, there are only administrative penalties but no criminal liability for misleading cosmetic advertisements. However, these advertisements still may constitute fraud. Based on judicial opinions, misleading cosmetic advertisements distribute false information, and the distribution is a fraudulent mean which certainly constitutes fraud. Therefore, although there seems to be only administrative penalty for misleading cosmetic advertisements under the Statute for Control of Cosmetic Hygiene, criminal liability is highly likely to be derived from these advertisements.