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The FTC held a series of public workshops regarding modifications and improvements to the Commission's merger investigations process and its use of specific remedy provisions. The Commission used this forum to solicit input from a broad range of interest groups including corporate...
The FTC hosted a public workshop on that brought together experts from business, government, and the technology sector, consumer advocates, and academics to explore competition and consumer protection issues relating to broadband Internet access, including so-called "network...
The FTC held a public workshop to examine issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") electronic marketplaces.
The FTC charged that Solera's 2012 acquisition of Actual Systems likely would substantially lessen competition in the market for yard management systems, which was already highly concentrated.  To address the FTC's competitive concerns, Solera must sell assets related to Actual...
The Commission is charged under Sections 3, 7 and 8 of this Act with preventing and eliminating unlawful tying contracts, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and interlocking directorates. This Act was amended by the Robinson-Patman Act, Pub. L. No. 74-692, 49 Stat. 1526, codified at 15 U.S.C. §§...
Section 708 of the Act requires the Commission and the Department of Justice to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on voluntary agreements among industry members, pursuant to federal determination of need and federal oversight, that are aimed at solving production...
Section 14 of this Act authorizes the Commission, under certain conditions, to apply to the Patent and Trademark Office for the cancellation of registered trademarks.
Section 406 of this Act (7 U.S.C. § 227) provides the Commission with jurisdiction over transactions in poultry products and margarine; and over retail sales of meat, meat food products, and livestock products in unmanufactured form.
Under Section 103(d) of this Act, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce must provide the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission with an opportunity to review and make recommendations concerning the antitrust implications of...
Section 102(a) of this Act, authorizing rail carrier rate agreements exempt from the antitrust laws, requires the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Department of Justice, to file with the Surface Transportation Board within the Department of Transportation periodic reports that...
This Act (a) directs the Commission and the Justice Department to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on voluntary agreements and plans established by oil companies to deal with emergency international oil shortages and provides them a role in any DOE advisory...
Under this Act, the Commission is required to: (a) issue regulations for energy efficiency labeling of a number of household appliances and plumbing fixtures, if specified conditions are met (Section 137, 42 U.S.C. § 6294); and (b) submit to Congress an annual market concentration analysis of the...
Section 405 of the Act provides for the Commission and the Department of Justice to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on consultations among, and voluntary agreements established by, entities creating pandemic and biodefense drugs and vaccines under a limited...
This Act to reform health care provides for the FTC to participate in the Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality and the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council, both established under the Act.
This Act amends the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 to extend the same antitrust protections to standards development organizations (SDOs) while those organizations are engaged in standards development activity. The Act provides that the antitrust rule of reason applies to...
The Act imposes on contact lens prescribers and sellers several requirements intended to enhance prescription portability. Among other things, prescribers must release a contact lens prescription to a patient and may not tie the prescription release to the purchase of lenses from the prescriber....
Section 1102 provides that an applicant for an abbreviated new drug approval may forfeit certain exclusive marketing rights in specified circumstances, including an FTC or court determination that the applicant has entered into an anticompetitive agreement with certain other entities. Sections 1111...
The Act authorizes the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department to enter into mutual assistance agreements with foreign antitrust authorities. Under such agreements, U.S. and foreign authorities may share, subject to certain restrictions, evidence of antitrust violations and provide each...
Section 205 of the Act (42 U.S.C. § 17021) requires the Commission to issue rules for the labeling of biodiesel or biodiesel blend fuel sold at retail.
This Act establishes certain protections for any joint research, development, or production venture as to which a voluntary, prior written notification has been filed with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. Specifically, in any antitrust suit brought under the Clayton Act...

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