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Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-2
Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under the Franchise Rule.
Case: Ohio Art Company, The
Press Release: Houston-based Debt Collector Agrees to Pay $240,000 to Settle Charges of Violating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Houston, Texas-based United Recovery Systems, Inc. (URS) has agreed to pay a $240,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to resolve allegations that the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). This is the FTC's first enforcement action...
COPPA compliance survey reviewing information collection practices at 144 children's Web sites.
Advisory Opinion: New Generic Fiber Petition from the Dow Chemical Company
Advisory Opinion: American Textile Manufacturers Institute
Case: LNK International, Inc.
Closing Letter: SureBeam Corporation
February 13, 2002
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 02-1
Discusses whether the grant of multiple licenses to the same licensee qualifies for the Franchise Rule's single license exclusion.
December 4, 2001
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act) requires that financial institutions issue privacy notices to their customers, and, in certain circumstances, provide them with the opportunity to opt out of disclosures of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties. Concerns have been raised...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 01-3
Provides guidance on how a franchisor may comply with the Franchise Rule via the Internet.
Press Release: Five Manufacturers of Over-the-counter Analgesic Products Agree to Settle Charges of Mislabeling Certain Products as "Made in USA"
The five companies that account for nearly all of the private brand manufacturing of analgesic products in the United States have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely represented that certain of their over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics were made in the United States...
Advisory Opinion: Deanna Dee, Inc.
Advisory Opinion: Dawson-Forté Cashmere
Case: Frank, Lisa, Inc., U.S.
Closing Letter: BWTDirect LLC
July 16, 2001
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(k): Definition of "adverse action"
Press Release: Joint FTC/Commerce Department Report Released on "Reasonable Demonstration" Requirement of ESIGN
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce's (Commerce) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today released a report they prepared jointly at the request of Congress regarding the benefits and burdens of the "reasonable demonstration" requirement...
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(A): Credit transaction
Case: Stoker, Inc.
Closing Letter: Amazon.com and Alexa Internet
May 25, 2001
May 24, 2001
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(2): Written authorization of consumer
May 22, 2001
The FTC and the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus held a public workshop to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.
Advisory Opinion: FTC Response to Petition of DuPont for a new generic fiber name
Advisory Opinion: R.G. Barry Company
Closing Letter: priceline.com Incorporated
May 11, 2001
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 01-2
Discusses whether the franchisor's or franchisee's degree of controlling interest in an outlet affects the application of the Franchise Rule.
May 7, 2001
The FTC held a public workshop to examine selected issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") and business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic marketplaces.
Press Release: FTC Announces Settlements with Web Sites That Collected Children's Personal Data Without Parental Permission
Marking the first anniversary of the effective date of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Federal Trade Commission announced settlements with three Web operators for violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule). The FTC charged Monarch Services, Inc. and...
Case: Looksmart, Ltd