Federal Trade Commission Act
a US statute that controls unfair competition and established an administrative agency, the Federal Trade Commission. While the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act are essentially criminal provisions, this provision allows for 'cease and desist' orders stopping a practice and injunctions and associated penalties for contempt of court.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


Federal Trade Commission Act
Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act)
USA
The federal statute establishing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and empowering it, among other duties, to prevent unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices affecting interstate commerce.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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