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Section 14 of this Act (15 U.S.C. § 1064) authorizes the Commission, under certain specified conditions, to apply to the Patent and Trademark Office for the cancellation of registered trade-marks.
This Act (a) directs the Commission and the Justice Department to: participate in developing, implementing, and monitoring voluntary agreements and plans established by oil companies to deal with emergency international oil shortages (Section 252, 42 U.S.C. § 6272);(1) (b) requires the Commission...
Section 406 of this Act (7 U.S.C. § 227) extends the Commission's jurisdiction to cover such activities of meat packers as are not related to the sale of livestock, meat products, and the like; transactions in oleomargarine; and retail sales of meat and related products. Other matters involving...
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. The statute was amended by the Robinson-Patman Act, 49 Stat. 1528, 15 U.S.C. §§ 13, 13b, and 21a, under which...
Under Section 102(a) of the Act (codified in relevant part at 49 U.S.C. § 10706(e)(1)), the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Department of Justice, is required to file with the Surface Transportation Board within the Department of Transportation periodic reports that assess and...
Under Section 103(d) of this Act (30 U.S.C. § 1413(d)), 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...
Section 708 of this Act (50 U.S.C. App. §§ 2158, 2158a) requires the Commission and the Department of Justice to participate in developing, implementing, and monitoring voluntary agreements established by oil companies to deal with emergency domestic oil shortages.
Under Section 7 of this Act (33 U.S.C. § 1506), the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission provide reports to Secretary of Transportation assessing the expected competitive effects of proposed licenses for deepwater ports.
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 provides the FTC with a number of tools to improve enforcement regarding fraudulent spam, spyware, misleading advertising, privacy and security breaches, and other consumer protection matters, particularly those with an international dimension. Among other things, the Act allows increased...
This Act provides for the availability of contact lens prescriptions to patients and authorizes the FTC to prescribe rules to implement the Act (codified at 16 C.F.R. Part 315). The Act also requires the FTC to study the strength of competition in the sale of prescription contact lenses and to...
This Act, amending the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, specifies that a sanctioning organization may not receive any compensation from a boxing match unless it files its bylaws and a complete description of its ratings criteria, policies, and general sanctioning fee schedule with the FTC....
Under this Act, the Commission is empowered, among other things, to (a) prevent unfair methods of competition, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce; (b) seek monetary redress and other relief for conduct injurious to consumers; (c) prescribe trade regulation rules...
Section 404 of this Act, among other things, makes the United States Postal Service subject to FTC enforcement under the FTC Act with respect to unfair methods of competition. The Act also requires the FTC to issue a report concerning federal and state laws that apply differently to the U.S....
Section 405 of this Act creates a limited exemption from the antitrust laws for entities creating pandemic and biodefense drugs and vaccines, and requires the FTC and the Department of Justice to report bi-annually to Congress on the use of the exemption.
Section 811 of this Act prohibits any manipulative or deceptive device or contrivance in connection with the wholesale purchase or sale of crude oil, gasoline, or other petroleum distillate in contravention of rules or regulations the Commission may prescribe. Section 205 of the Act requires the...
This Act amended the Clayton Act by requiring companies to file premerger notifications with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department. The Act establishes waiting periods that must elapse before certain acquisitions or tender offers may be consummated and...
Under this statute, the Commission is responsible for receiving certain filings from export trade associations organized under the Act; investigating association operations that may adversely affect competition within the United States; making recommendations to associations for business...
This Act amends provisions of 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...
Section 801 of this Act instructs the Secretary of Commerce to implement a cooperative program for crab fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, in which individuals receive processing quotas. The Act further specifies that it does not constitute a waiver of antitrust laws and instructs...

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