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... FOR THE CONSUMER 1-877-FTC-HELP www.ftc.gov Shopping for Native-made arts and crafts? Buy from an established dealer and get a written guarantee of...

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In the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

By: Michael Faulkner

...D AS FOLLOWS: I. FINDINGS -- 1. Defendants received notice of the Permanent Injunction. -- 2. Defendants resumed their sale of magazine subscriptions and magazine subscription packages on or about October 2 1,1996, after the entry of the Permanent Injunction. Each individual defendant, during the applicable time period, controls or has authority to control one or more of t...

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United States of America Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...The subject of this Report is important and timely and warrants careful and reliable analysis for Congress to be able to make inforned policy determinations....

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Before the Federal Trade Commission Comments of the Direct Marketing Association, Inc. On the Can-Spam Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008

By: Ronald L. Plesser

... 20036 202/955-5030 202/861-3900 April 20, 2004 I. Introduction, Summary, and Background The Direct Marketing Association (“The DMA”) is pleased to s... ...e largest trade association for businesses interested in direct, database, and interactive marketing and electronic commerce. The DMA represents more... ...mmerce. The DMA represents more than 4,000 companies in the United States and 53 other nations. Founded in 1917, its members include direct mailers ... ...ted to mean that an e-mail’s commercial advertisement or promotion is more important than all of the e-mail’s other purposes combined; • whether a “ne... ...iser’s product or service is advertised or promoted. We also think another important goal of the Act is accomplished through this interpretation—that ... ...inesses that send or advertise in commercial e-mail. 1. “But for” test An important criterion that can be used to determine whether the presence of m... ...mend to determine whether a message is sent on one’s behalf is what entity controls the placement of the advertisement in the e-mail. Without control... ...ntrol should not include companies’ control over advertisement approval or controls over third parties’ e-mailing practices, as these are important co...

...I. Introduction, Summary, and Background The Direct Marketing Association (?The DMA?) is pleased to submit these comments on the Federal Trade Commission?s (?Commission?) request for public comment on the ?CANSPAM Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008.?...

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United States of America before the Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris
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Before the Federal Trade Commission

...MER FEDERATION OF AMERICA, COMPUTER SCIENTISTS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND PRIVATE CITIZEN, INC. April 10, 2002 Pursuant to the notice 1 pub... ...mer Federation of America, Computer Scientists for Social Responsibility, and Private Citizen, Inc. submit the following comments. The commentato... ...), because outbound telemarketing is regularly identified as an obnoxious and unwanted intrusion into the privacy of the home. 2 Individuals are a... ...at study, the respondents indicated that personal privacy was an issue as important as crime, access to health care, and the future of the Social Se... ...ither always or sometimes opt-out of information collection. 15 It is important to note that the public statements of telemarketing industry grou... ...ail, and online registration. The availability of Internet enrollment is important. Already, many states are providing Internet enrollment for DNC ...

...CONSUMER PROJECT ON TECHNOLOGY, ROBERT ELLIS SMITH OF PRIVACY JOURNAL, CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA, COMPUTER SCIENTISTS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND PRIVATE CITIZEN, INC. April 10, 2002 Pursuant to the notice1 published by the Federal Trade Commission on January 30, 2002 regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Electronic ...

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United States of America before the Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...COMPLAINT Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, and by virtue of the authority vested in it by said Act, the Federal Trade ... ...5 of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Act, as amended, 15 U.S.C. § 45, and it appearing to the Commission that a proceeding in respect thereof wou... ...h this action, the Commission challenges a pattern of anticompetitive acts and practices, undertaken by Rambus over the course of the past decade, and... ...on to the memory bottleneck. Yet the success of synchronous DRAM depended importantly upon the ability of the computer industry to adopt standards go... ... rights, or potential patent rights, for reasons discussed above. 86. More important than what the June 1996 withdrawal letter said is what it failed ... ...ries. Synchronous DRAMs, and products incorporating synchronous DRAMs, are imported and exported throughout the world in large volumes. 111. Commercia... ...nous DRAMs, and products incorporating synchronous DRAMs, are imported and exported throughout the world in large volumes. 111. Commercial DRAM chip m... ...riations of JEDEC-compliant SDRAM and DDR SDRAM technology), for import or export to or from the United States, infringes any of Respondent’s foreign ... ...riations of JEDEC-compliant SDRAM and DDR SDRAM technology), for import or export to or from the United States, infringes any of Respondent’s foreign ...

...COMPLAINT: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, and by virtue of the authority vested in it by said Act, the Federal Trade Commission (?Commission?), having reason to believe that Rambus Incorporated (hereinafter, ?Rambus? or ?Respondent?) has violated Section 5 of the Fed...

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Privacy Foundation

By: Richard M. Smith

...nalization and online profiling don't work. Twelve months ago, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, was named Time maga- zine's Person of th... ...is now scraping 2,500, while failed dot coms such as Pets.com, Living.com, and Furniture.com are featured on "dead pool" websites. Wall Street analyst... ...ng so quickly? It was a classic example of a speculative financial bubble. And having spent the last two years researching Internet pri- vacy, it seem...

...Personalization and online profiling don't work. Twelve months ago, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq was rocketing to 5,000, minting new paper billionaires on ...

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United States of America before the Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

On informationa and belief, admits the allegations of paragraph 1 of the Complaint...

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United States Patent

By: Peter J. Jeasup

...e Grange County Register. Oct. 10, 1995, one page. “Southland Smog: Causes and Effects,” the South Coast Air Quality Management District, two pages. “... ...lifornia Air Resources Board, Nov. 21. 1991, Transcript pp. i, ii, 129-134 and 353. Morton Lippmann, “Health Effects of Ozone: A Critical Review,” The... ...ted Fuels for Clean Air,” Octane Week, vol. V, No. 6. Jun. 18. 1990, pp. 1 and 8. (List continued on next page.) Primary Examiner-Helane E. Myers Atto... ...chnical Overview”, EPA420-F-95, Apr. 1995. Zwicker, S. L., “Vapor Emission Controls,” National Petro- leum Refiners Association. FL-85-89. Presented a... ... or less. and even more preferably below 7.0 psi (0.48 atm)). Of secondary importance with respect to NOx emissions are the 10% D-86 Distillation Poin... ...ll become evident in light of the data in the examples to follow, the most important of the foregoing factors are Reid Vapor Pressure (for reducing NG... ...stillation Point (for reducing CO and hydrocarbon emissions). Of secondary importance in reducing NOx are the olefin content and the 10% D-86 Distilla...

...soline Volatility. ?Carbon Monoxide Linked to Heart Failure in Elderly.? The Grange County Register. Oct. 10, 1995, one page. ?Southland Smog: Causes and Effects,? the South Coast Air Quality Management District, two pages. ?CARB Says Phase 2 RFG Reduces Cancer Risk by 30%-40%,? Octane Week Sep. 18. 1995. p. 8. Testimony, Dr. Robert Zweig, Meeting of California Air Resourc...

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...orporation, ) ) UMG RECORDINGS, INC., ) Docket No. 9298 a corporation, ) ) and ) ) UNIVERSAL MUSIC & VIDEO ) DISTRIBUTION CORP., ) a corporation. ) ... ...ion has heard this matter on Respondents’ appeal from the Initial Decision and on briefs and oral argument in support of and in opposition to the appe... ...e Commission, the Commission has determined to affirm the Initial Decision and enter the following order. Accordingly, 2 I. IT IS ORDERED that, as u...

...FINAL ORDER The Commission has heard this matter on Respondents? appeal from the Initial Decision and on briefs and oral argument in support of and in opposition to the appeal. For the reasons stated in the accompanying Opinion of the Commission, the Commission has determined to affirm the Initial Decision and enter the f...

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Senator Wants to 'Eliminate' Ftc Chief Ugly Public Feud Heats up Further

By: Ira Teinowitz

...olina Democrat told Advertising Age magazine last week, acknowledging that he is refusing to meet with Mr. Muris and may move to cut the FTC's budg... ...ers of the FTC," said Mr. Davis. "What he is upset about is that [Mr. Muris] has to be brought dragging, kicking and screaming to do the FTC's job s... ...tions Committee that oversees the FTC's budget. Mr. Muris was named by President Bush to head the FTC last year and took office June 4, 2001. Ag...

...rying to eliminate him, the South Carolina Democrat told Advertising Age magazine last week, acknowledging that he is refusing to meet with Mr. Muris and may move to cut the FTC's budget if Mr. Muris remains and doesn't reverse course....

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...__________ ) In the matter of ) ) Bayer AG, ) Docket No. C- a corporation, and ) ) Aventis S.A., ) a corporation. ) __________________________________... ...s S.A., ) a corporation. ) ___________________________________ ) DECISION AND ORDER The Federal Trade Commission (“Commission”) having initiated an i... ...k of Aventis CropScience Holding S.A. (“ACS”) from Respondent Aventis S.A. and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of the draft o... ...to invent, develop, patent, make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale and import any product (except for products containing an existing patented mol... ...ving made, using, having used, selling, offering for sale, having sold and importing of any products containing Acetamiprid for any use anywhere in th... ...usiness to develop, patent, make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale and import any product (except for products containing (x) an existing paten...

...nvestigation of the proposed acquisition by Respondent Bayer AG of the stock of Aventis CropScience Holding S.A. (?ACS?) from Respondent Aventis S.A. and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of the draft of the Complaint that the Bureau of Competition proposed to present to the Commission for its consideration and that, if issued by the Commission, woul...

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I Am Writing to Comment on the Federal Trade

By: Richard Troberman

...de their survey available to my students for several years. In September 2001, Dan Golden, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, visited our school and observed me giving the survey to my students. I told him about the benefits of helping our students become informed about postsecondary opportunities. For the record, it is important for the FTC to understand that we let ...

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...__________ ) In the matter of ) ) Bayer AG, ) Docket No. C-4049 a corporation, and ) ) Aventis S.A., ) a corporation. ) ______________________________... ...entis S.A., ) a corporation. ) ___________________________________ ) DECISION AND ORDER The Federal Trade Commission (“Commission”) having initiated ... ...stock of Aventis CropScience Holding S.A. (“ACS”) from Respondent Aventis S.A. and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of the dra... ...rty to invent, develop, patent, make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale and import any product (except for products containing an existing patented... ..., having made, using, having used, selling, offering for sale, having sold and importing of any products containing Acetamiprid for any use anywhere i... ...id Business to develop, patent, make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale and import any product (except for products containing (x) an existing p...

...nvestigation of the proposed acquisition by Respondent Bayer AG of the stock of Aventis CropScience Holding S.A. (?ACS?) from Respondent Aventis S.A. and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of the draft of the Complaint that the Bureau of Competition proposed to present to the Commission for its consideration and that, if issued by the Commission, woul...

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Before the Federal Trade Commission

... Comment P024527 ) COMMENTS OF THE MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS OF AMERICA, INC. AND THE NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TABLE OF CONT... ...A. Issuing a List of Prohibited Claims Will Impose Impermissible Burdens on the Media and Chill Protected Speech........................................ .............. A-1 INTRODUCTION The Magazine Publishers of America, Inc. (“MPA”) and the Newspaper Association of America (“NAA”) respectfully ... ...gressive Case and the Atomic Energy Act: Waking the Dangers of Government Information Controls, 48 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 163, 206 n.282 (1980). Accord... ... the panelists repeatedly emphasized the need to examine each claim in context. More important, at least one panelist stated that each of the claims... ...oncluding that Congress intended, without explicitly saying so, to delegate broad and important powers to an administrative agency. Food & Drug Adm... ... likewise has explained that “[a] court may also ask whether the legal question is an important one. Congress is more likely to have focused upon, ...

...COMMENTS OF THE MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS OF AMERICA, INC. AND THE NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INTRODUCTION: The Magazine Publishers of America, Inc. (?MPA?) and the Newspaper Association of America (?NAA?) respectfully submit the following comments on the Federal Trade Commissi...

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

... Matter of ) ) BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., ) a corporation; ) ) and ) ) Docket No. WYETH, ) DECISION AND ORDER a corporation. ) ) _... ...tain assets of Respondent Wyeth, hereinafter referred to as “Respondents,” and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of a draft of ... ...of Competition proposed to present to the Commission for its consideration and which, if issued by the Commission, would charge Respondents with viola... ...al Property to make, distribute, offer for sale, promote, advertise, sell, import or export or have used, made, distributed, offered for sale, promote... ...y to make, distribute, offer for sale, promote, advertise, sell, import or export or have used, made, distributed, offered for sale, promoted, adverti... ...ave used, made, distributed, offered for sale, promoted, advertised, sold, imported or exported, any product anywhere in the world. Such license shal... ...de, distributed, offered for sale, promoted, advertised, sold, imported or exported, any product anywhere in the world. Such license shall be (i) exc... ... Acquirer), to make, distribute, offer for sale, promote, advertise, sell, import or export or have used, made, distributed, offered for sale, promote... ..., to make, distribute, offer for sale, promote, advertise, sell, import or export or have used, made, distributed, offered for sale, promoted, adverti...

...posed acquisition by Respondent Baxter International Inc. (?Baxter?) of certain assets of Respondent Wyeth, hereinafter referred to as ?Respondents,? and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of a draft of Complaint that the Bureau of Competition proposed to present to the Commission for its consideration and which, if issued by the Commission, would cha...

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Welcome to Your Digital Edition of Commercial News Usa

By: Bill Schniring

...oduction. The instructions below will help you navigate your digital edition and take advantage of the enhancements available in this electronic fo... ...iser’s Web sites. Look for the URLs in each ad (almost always at the bottom) and a dashed blue box to click on in each listing and display ad. NOT... ...large the page for easier reading by selecting VIEW: SINGLE PAGE. Use the up and down arrows on the keyboard to scroll through the entire page. You... ...ur electronic edition of Commercial News USA! USA Showcase: A variety of export-ready products and services Industry Highlights: • Agriculture/A... ... in Commercial News USA attest that their products are available for immediate export. The U.S. Government does not endorse any product or company her... ...nt les données attestent que leurs produits sont immédiatement disponibles à l'exportation. Bien que considérant ces informations dignes de foi, le go... ...n, sun spots, aging skin, acne, and acne scars. Sold in 30 ml bottles. Buyers, importers, distributors sought. CONTACT: International Marketing - H.Le... ..., 680g food service canisters and bulk packs. International dis- tributors and importers with experience in spe- cialty foods are sought. Orders can b... ... Must help or money re- funded! English/French boxes or specify. Estab- lished importers wanted. CONTACT: Nick A. Jerch, Bell Lifestyle Products Inc.,...

Export and Trade Government Reference Document:

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

..._____ ) In the Matter of ) ) AMGEN INC., ) a corporation; ) ) and ) ) Docket No. IMMUNEX CORPORATION, ) DECISION AND ORDER a corpo... ...an investigation of the proposed merger of Respondent Amgen Inc. (“Amgen”) and Respondent Immunex Corporation (“Immunex”), hereinafter referred to as ... ...Immunex Corporation (“Immunex”), hereinafter referred to as “Respondents,” and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of a draft of ... ...rch, development, manufacture, marketing, commercialization, distribution, importation, cost, pricing, supply, sales, sales support, or use of Leukine... ...Serono freedom to practice in the research, development, manufacture, use, import, export, distribution and sale of TNFbp-I Products and certain glyco... ...reedom to practice in the research, development, manufacture, use, import, export, distribution and sale of TNFbp-I Products and certain glycosylated ... ...eneron freedom to practice in the research, development, manufacture, use, import, export, distribution and sale of IL-1 Trap Products in the United S... ...reedom to practice in the research, development, manufacture, use, import, export, distribution and sale of IL-1 Trap Products in the United States in...

...The Federal Trade Commission (?Commission?) having initiated an investigation of the proposed merger of Respondent Amgen Inc. (?Amgen?) and Respondent Immunex Corporation (?Immunex?), hereinafter referred to as ?Respondents,? and Respondents having been furnished thereafter with a copy of a draft of Complaint that the Bureau of Competition proposed to present...

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Mergers and Acquisitions the Monthly Tax Journal

By: Kevin A. Duvall

....... 3 Loss Disallowance Rules in a Post-Rite Aid World by Kevin A. Duvall and James C. Warner .......................................... 13 Employee ... ............................................. 13 Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquistions by Robert H. Louis ........................................... .......... 1 COLUMNS CURRENT REORGANIZATION TAX DEVELOPMENTS by Lisa Kelloway and Brenda Zent ..................................................... 26 AN... ...ghts holder pays the alleged infringer a per se offense would be to ignore important Noerr- Pennington and intellectual property policies. If an infri...

...a potential entrant who agrees not to compete with the rights holder. This article examines that issue in the context of two hypothetical settlements and three recent FTC actions. Additional actions, brought by state governments and private parties based on the situations addressed in the FTC actions, and apparently similar situations, are cited for further consideration. ...

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...1-1329 Phone: (803) 896-4470 Fax: (803) 896-4471 DAVIDSON, MORRISON AND LINDEMANN, P.A. WILLIAM H. DAVIDSON, II A... .......................................................... 25 Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic Services, Inc. v. University of Utah, 801 F.Supp. 508 (D.... ...pondent has moved to dismiss this action; the motion is based on mootness and state action immunity. As will be shown herein, this matter is moot. ...

...olina State Board of Dentistry (?Board?). As permitted by the Complaint, Respondent has moved to dismiss this action; the motion is based on mootness and state action immunity....

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In the United States District Court for the Central District of California

By: David J. Te Ece

...., EXXON CORPORATION, MOBIL OIL CORPORATION, SHELL OIL PRODUCTS COMPANY and TEXACO REFINING AND MARKETING, INC., Plaintiffs, vs. UNOCAL CORPORA... ...EXACO REFINING AND MARKETING, INC., Plaintiffs, vs. UNOCAL CORPORATION and TJNION OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA Defendants. and UNION OIL COMPANY ... ...., EXXON CORPORATION, MOBIL OIL CORPORATION, SHELL OIL PRODUCTS COMPANY and TEXACO REFINING AND MARKETING, INC., . Counterclaim Defendants. .. ... ...than earlier courts - effective patent protection, and perceptions of the importance of protecting intellectual property, have increased significantl...

...INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: My name is David J. Teece. I am Mitsubishi Bank Professor in the Haas School of Business and Director of the Institute for Management, Innovation and Organization at the University of California at Berkeley, a...

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...atter of ) ) Docket No. C- GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, ) DECISION AND ORDER a corporation. ) ) ) ________________________________________... ...erred to as “Respondent,” of certain assets of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (“Agfa”), and Respondent having been furnished thereafter with a copy of a draft of C... ...of Competition proposed to present to the Commission for its consideration and which, if issued by the Commission, would charge Respondent with violat... ...free worldwide license to make, use, sell, practice any process or method, import, export, or otherwise dispose of the Ultrasonic NDT Licensed Intelle... ...ldwide license to make, use, sell, practice any process or method, import, export, or otherwise dispose of the Ultrasonic NDT Licensed Intellectual Pr...

... Acquisition by Respondent General Electric Company (?GE?), hereinafter referred to as ?Respondent,? of certain assets of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (?Agfa?), and Respondent having been furnished thereafter with a copy of a draft of Complaint that the Bureau of Competition proposed to present to the Commission for its consideration and which, if issued by the Commission, would char...

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Zyprexa Olazapine

By: Federal Trade Commission

...A weekly interactive journal for tracking how you or your loved one is progressing on important wellness activities so you can Make Proactive and continued improvements towards recovery......

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United States of America before Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

...MUSIC GROUP LIMITED, a corporation, UMG RECORDINGS, INC., . a corporation, and UNIVERSAL MUSIC & VIDEO DISTRIBUTION CORP., a corporation. Docket No. 9... ...ion has heard this matter on Respondents' appeal from the Initial Decision and on briefs and oral argument in support of and in opposition to the appe... ...the Commssion, the Commission has determned to affirm the Initial Decision and enter the following order. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, as used in... ...titrst laws. We conclude that it does. I ! No analytical exercise is more important to U.S. competition policy than defining the bounds of acceptable... ...es to consumers, and that the evidence here showed that advertising was an important competitive tool used by PolyGram and Warer in marketing the Thee... ...niques for identifying restrctions that suppress competition. Perhaps most important, adjudicatory trbunals have strggled to attain an appropriate bal... ...prices were 25-40% higher in markets with greater professional information controls, including advertising restrctions); Ronald S. Bond et aI. Staff R... ...om competing products the joint venture neither owns nor otherwise legally controls. The Stft of behavior that Respondents disparage as "free-riding "...

...The Commission has heard this matter on Respondents? appeal from the Initial Decision and on briefs and oral argument in support of and in opposition to the appeal. For the reasons stated in the accompanying Opinion of the Commission, the Commission has determned to affirm the Initial Decision and enter the fo...

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United States of America before the Federal Trade Commisssion

By: James R. Cregan

... the Matter of Notice of : CAN-SPAM Act Rulemaking Proposed Rulemaking and Request for : Project No. R41108 Comments Relating to the CAN-SPAM Ac... ...ndividual magazine titles, more than 80 international magazine publishers, and more than 100 associate members who are suppliers to the magazine publ... ...rom well-known, nationally distributed publications to smaller-circulation and local publications. As noted in our previous comments to the Advance... ...he message including the purpose and function of the e-mail, the relative importance of the commercial versus the non-commercial or transactional con...

...y 240 domestic magazine publishing companies that publish more than 1,400 individual magazine titles, more than 80 international magazine publishers, and more than 100 associate members who are suppliers to the magazine publishing industry. Our member magazines range from well-known, nationally distributed publications to smaller-circulation and local publications......

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The Interface of Competition and Consumer Protection

By: Timothy J. Muris

...1 The views expressed are those of the Chairman and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission or of any other ... ... the Commission or of any other Commissioner. The Interface of Competition and Consumer Protection Prepared Remarks of Timothy J. Muris 1 Chairman Fed... ... Institute’s Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy New York City October 31, 2002 2 E.g., Timothy J. Muris, Comp... ...d us, and antitrust policy in recent years has shared the stage with other important policies. In fact, much effort has been devoted to making antitr... ... choices. Consumer sovereignty may be frustrated ex ante if, for example, important information is not provided. See Labeling and Advertising of Hom... ...seful insights about how we should execute competition policy. In several important instances, enforcing our laws concerning advertising and marketin... ...enefits of competition, a consumer protection program might tend to impose controls that ultimately may diminish the very competition that increases c...

...sed at Fordham. When I first came to the Federal Trade Commission in 1974, most people viewed antitrust as a sphere of its own, standing in isolation and aloof from the concerns of other disciplines. Indeed, in those days some even thought that linking antitrust analysis with economic thinking was radical and dangerous. That view is now safely behind us, and antitrust poli...

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Price and Quality Relationships in Local Service Industries

By: R. Dennis Murphy

...g paper presents the findings of research on the relationship between price and quality in consumer service industries in the Washington, D.C. area. ... ...he study relies primarily upon consumer ratings of service provider quality and other data published in Washington Consumer’s Checkbook Magazine. The... ...r’s Checkbook Magazine. The data base includes nineteen service industries and, in virtually all cases, time series information for price and quality... ...ratefully acknowledge the assistance that Jesse Leary provided in resolving important econometric issues. Finally, I would like to thank staff of Was... ...Further, CR's ratings are not based on aesthetic qualities that may be very important to many consumers and that tend to be directly related to price.... ...ationship between size and quality (as well as price) is an interesting and important economic issue irrespective of whether consumers know a firm’s s... ...irms tend to milk their reputations and lower quality. The probit analysis controls for such random fluctuations and shows more clearly whether there...

...Abstract: This working paper presents the findings of research on the relationship between price and quality in consumer service industries in the Washington, D.C. area. The study relies primarily upon consumer ratings of service provider quality and other data published in Washington Consumer?s Checkbook Magazine. The d...

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The Federal Trade Commission Presents

By: Timothy J. Muris

... 7 8 HEALTH CARE AND 9 COMPETITION LAW AND 10 POLICY... ... MR. HYMAN: Good morning. Thank you all for 3 coming to our Health Care and Competition Law and Policy 4 Workshop. My name is David Hyman and I'm ... ... counsel here at the Federal Trade Commission. Rank 6 has its privileges, and the chairman of the Federal Trade 7 Commission is here to kick things o... ... 12 Office, I was proud to help launch this effort. 13 A series of important cases followed, as the 14 Commission identified and addressed ant... ...d in health 16 care. The Bureau of Consumer Protection has also had an 17 important role in health care, challenging the deceptive 18 advertising of ... ... pursuing these enforcement initiatives. It 22 has also published several important papers on health 23 care and competition. The Bureau of Economic... ...lem with this literature, 24 which is that there are usually not very good controls 25 56 For The Record, Inc. Waldorf, Maryland (301)870-8025 for ca... ... embrace 25 254 For The Record, Inc. Waldorf, Maryland (301)870-8025 more controls that will restrict the amount of medical 1 care that is provided a... ...will need to be careful to distinguish 2 sensible and pro-competitive cost controls from the 3 exercise of market power that also lowers the amount th...

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The Hispanic Consumer: Promoting Outreach, Preventing Fraud: Best Practices in the Hispanic Community May 12, 2004

By: Robert E. Bard

...Rober t E. Bard Robert E. Bard has been the President and CEO of LATINA Style Magazine since October 2001. He has expanded the ma... ...Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund, a grant fund for Latina entrepreneurs, and establishing a number of scholarships in Ms. Arias’ name. He also has d... ...ss Series, a development program for Latina business owners in the nation, and the LATINA Style 50, a report on the top 50 U.S. companies for working ...

...Robert E. Bard has been the President and CEO of LATINA Style Magazine since October 2001. He has expanded the magazine?s influence by creating the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund, a grant fund for Latina entrepreneurs, and establishing a number of schola...

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Statement of Chairman Timothy J. Muris in the Matter of Genzyme Corporation / Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc

By: Timothy J. Muris

...sion staff reviewed hundreds of documents, interviewed numerous witnesses, and compiled an exhaustive file upon which the Commission’s decision to clo... ...during this investigation is consistent with the cited public information, and, I believe, would only reinforce the facts and positions taken in this ... ...nvestigation properly focused on how the transaction would affect the pace and scope of research into pharmaceutical products for a life-threatening m... ...Id. at 38. In these cases, the FDA approval process has been particularly important “because it typically eliminates the probability of entry by subs... ...RT [enzyme replacement therapy] as quickly as possible....We recognize the importance of the comprehensive studies conducted by Genzyme in order to co... ...manufacturing considerations, but on clinical analysis as well. This most important data will hopefully expedite both ERT and reimbursement approval....

...tember 2001 acquisition of Novazyme Pharmaceuticals Inc. The Commission?s investigation properly focused on how the transaction would affect the pace and scope of research into pharmaceutical products for a life-threatening medical condition affecting infants and young children for which no treatment presently exists. The facts of this matter do not support a finding of an...

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Re: Can-Spam Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008

By: James R. Cregan

... most widely distributed consumer publications in America as well as local and specialized magazines. Many magazine publishers engage in electronic ma... ...ialized magazines. Many magazine publishers engage in electronic marketing and have a strong interest in promoting beneficial ecommerce business pract... ...s marketers have discovered that email is an inexpensive way to send false and misleading solicitations to consumers. These deceptive and misleading s...

...companies that publish approximately 1,400 magazines, including some of the most widely distributed consumer publications in America as well as local and specialized magazines. Many magazine publishers engage in electronic marketing and have a strong interest in promoting beneficial ecommerce business practices....

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Small Business Paperwork Relief Act

By: Timothy J. Muris

...SUMMARY The Federal Trade Commission is submitting this report to Congress and the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman pur... ...such enforcement actions in which the civil penalty was reduced or waived, and the total monetary amount of the reductions or waivers. As provided in... ...includes the agency’s definitions of “small entity,” “enforcement action,” and “reduction or waiver.” The report explains that the Commission has a wi... ...t from the small businesses. In one case, the complaint charged that an importer of men’s and women’s sportswear had violated the FTC’s Care Labeli...

...EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission is submitting this report to Congress and the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman pursuant to Section 4 of the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 (?SBPRA?). That provision of SBPRA builds on requirements of the related Small B...

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Before the United States Federal Trade Commission

By: Rick Santanum

.................. 5 CATAVAULT’S PUBLIC POLICY CAMPAIGNS, LOBBYING INITIATIVES AND GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT .................................................. ........................... 18 PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS, REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS AND BY IMPLICATION ................................ 19 $11,000 FINE PER ... ...endix 2 – Passport’s Birth By Tying it to MSN Money (formerly Money Central) and Hotmail ........................... 27 Appendix 3 - Letter from Sena... ...are company has placed on the SSO market and thus Passport, it is even more important that the FTC focus on both guarding the marketplace from unfair... ...ations and standards to facilitate federated network identity. It is 7 important to note that the Liberty Alliance does not have any commerciall... ...orking with both affiliated and non -affiliated Web sites was arguably very important in terms of providing maximum utility to users; this utility wa... ...Microsoft’s .Net Passport online identification & authentication technology controls the gateway to all applications in Windows® XP Windows XP ...

...re them, I'd read the order carefully.??1 Accordingly, pursuant to the thirty-day public comment period on the proposed Consent Order between the FTC and Microsoft Corporation, this document sets forth Catavault?s comments on the proposed Consent Order. Specifically, the Consent Order is a good baby step, but the complaint and investigation failed to go far back enough. Mo...

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Slotting Allowances in the Retail Grocery Industry

By: Timothy J. Muris

...heiss@ftc.gov Acknowledgements We appreciate the cooperation, time, and effort from various grocery retailers and suppliers that made this Rep... ...nder license from Microsoft Corporation. Table of Contents INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................ i I. BACKGROUND AND ... ...ff Study .........................4 C. Overview of the Study’s Methodology and Limitations ..............6 1. Retailers’ Record Keeping Methods ......... ...verview ......................................28 2. Frequency and Relative Importance of Slotting Allowances ....29 a. Frequency and Relative Importan... ... economic environments in which one party has better information about an important economic variable (e.g., quality) than another. For example, Mi... ...ce in Economics in part for his analysis of how education may provide an important signal of an employee’s likely productivity that goes beyond the...

...s of new grocery products, each competing for retail grocery store shelf space. To decide whether to stock a new product, retailers engage in complex and multi-faceted discussions and negotiations with suppliers. Generally, the supplier presents the new product to the retailer?s buyer or category manager, attempting to convince the retailer that the product is likely to be...

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Certificate of Need and Related Health Services Regulation Representative Publications and Reports Alphabetical by Author

...Begley, Charles E, Schoeman M, and Traxler H. Factors that May Explain Interstate Differences in Certificate-of-Need Decisions. Health Care Financing Review 3, no.4 (June 1982): 87-94. Berliner, Howard S., and Fuccello J. The Relationship Between Certifica...

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Remarks of Ftc Chairman Timothy J. Muris Cable Television Advertising Bureau

By: Timothy J. Muris

...s" like eggs, bacon, sausage, french fried potatoes, fried onion rings, hamburgers, and lasagna; thin models in bathing suits and claims like, "You ca... ...sagna; thin models in bathing suits and claims like, "You can eat anything you want and never, ever, ever have to diet again." 2 FTC v. Enforma Natur... ...2001. It involves a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry, a wide spectrum of media, and a plague of deceptive claims. These ads promise that their pr... ...my eating habits.” 4 They must be talking about a skeleton. Three of the most important questions you probably are asking are: “So what?”, “Who... ...ssible means of self-regulation and more effective media screening. One of our most important steps was to assemble a list of eight claims that appear...

...issue has been at the top of our agenda since I became Chairman in 2001. It involves a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry, a wide spectrum of media, and a plague of deceptive claims. These ads promise that their products will cause fast and substantial weight loss without dieting, exercise, or any other effort. These ads urge consumers just to take a pill, or wear a belt,...

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Re: Advertising of Weight Loss Products Workshopcomment, P02457

By: David Seckman

...hed in 1936, the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) is the oldest and largest, non-profit trade organization dedicated to protecting and a... ...ization is made up of more than 4,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products including foods, dietary supplement... ...ibutors of natural products including foods, dietary supplements and health and beauty aids. NNFA unites a diverse membership, from the smallest he... ...lth food stores. Thank you for your consideration of our views on this important matter and for including NNFA in the public workshop. I look ...

...Dear Sir/Madam, Established in 1936, the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) is the oldest and largest, non-profit trade organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the natural product industry. The organization is made up of more than 4,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural p...

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Re:, Us Perspectives on Consumer Protection In, The Global Electronic Marketplace- Comments P994312

By: Timothy J. Muris
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United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia Norfolk Division

By: Stephen L. Cohen

...siness as ) Apex Marketing Group, ) Atlantic Service Corp., ) ASC, and Publishers Service, ) ) Thomas P. Johnson, ) individually, and as an ... ...rs Service, ) ) Thomas P. Johnson, ) individually, and as an officer ) and director of said corporation, ) and ) Thomas Alan Blair, ) d/b/a Adva... ...d ) Thomas Alan Blair, ) d/b/a Advance Communications, ) individually, and as general ) manager of S.J.A. Society, Inc., ) ) Defendants. ) ... ...red anything.} 15 The Commission has determined that this information is important to consumers to protect them "from abuse of this increasingly pop... ... for the corporate defendant’s FDCPA violations, stating: Perhaps the most important reason to disregard MSF’s [the corporate defendant] corporate for...

...FTC? or Commission) brings this ex parte action to halt defendants' fraudulent telemarketing of magazine subscriptions using false promises of prizes and free magazines, and their abusive collection practices in violation of Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (?FTC Act), 15 U.S.C. 45(a), and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 C.F.R. Part 310, and the Fair Debt ...

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