Corrected Media Advisory: October 27, 2003 FTC to Host Media Roundtable to Discuss Intellectual Property Report
The Federal Trade Commission will host a media roundtable discussion on Tuesday, October 28, 2003, to provide background information and answer questions about the agency’s new report, “To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy.”
October 24, 2003
For Your Information: October 24, 2003 Announced Action for October 24, 2003
The Commission has authorized the FTC to share information in the its Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse with Canadian law enforcement agencies, has approved revisions to the standard-form Consumer Sentinel Network Confidentiality Agreement to permit this sharing, and has authorized the staff to make several other necessary technical changes to the Agreement.
For Release: October 23, 2003 Internet Auction Scammer Settles FTC Charges
An Internet operator who used auction houses to “sell” computers and musical equipment that he never delivered has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he violated federal laws.
Consolidated Opening Brief of Appellant Federal Trade Commission, Respondent Federal Communications Commission, and Respondent-Intervenor United States of America
In the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit: Mainstream Marketing Services, Inc., et al. v. Federal Trade Commission and United States of America, No. 03-1429, On Appeal from the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Security et al. v. Federal Trade Commission and United States of America, No. 03-6258, On Appeal from the U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; Mainstream Marketing Services, Inc., et al. v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America, No. 03-9571, On Review of Order of the Federal Communications Commission; and Competitive Telecommunications Association v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America, No. 03-9594, On Review of Order of the Federal Communications Commission.
For Your Information: October 16, 2003 FTC Staff: Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act Likely Raises Gas Prices
In comments provided on October 15 at the request of Wisconsin State Rep. Shirley Krug, the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics stated that Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act likely leads to significantly higher gasoline prices for Wisconsin's consumers.
For Your Information: October 14, 2003 Announced Action for October 14, 2003
The Commission has authorized the staff to file comments with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning trans fatty acids in nutrition labeling, consumer research to consider nutrient content and health claims, and possible footnote or disclosure statements
For Your Information: October 10, 2003 Announced Actions for October 10, 2003
Approved the proposed sale of assets by J.W. Childs, related to the 2001 purchase of Ralston Purina Company by Nestlé S.A.; approved an amended complaint and authorized the staff to file it in the matter currently pending against Brian Silverman, doing business as Electro Depot, BES Systems, Dallas Tech Surplus, and New York Tech Surplus; approved the transmittal of a letter to the Indiana State Bar Association's (ISBA) Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee concerning a proposed amendment to Indiana Supreme Court Admissions & Discipline Rule 24 to define the practice of law; staff of the FTC's Bureau of Competition has advised counsel for Partlinx LLC that it does not presently intend to recommend law enforcement action in connection with Partlinx's proposed e-commerce joint venture.
Media Advisory: October 9, 2003 FTC to Host Joint Media Availability With U.S. State Department on Annual ‘Green Card’ Lottery
The Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection will host a joint media availability with a representative of the U.S. State Department on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at FTC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Diversity Visa lottery, commonly known as the “Green Card” lottery, and potential scams associated with entering it.
Media Advisory: October 8, 2003 National Do Not Call Registry Developments
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference to announce the latest developments regarding the National Do Not Call Registry.
For Release: October 8, 2003 Acontecimientos Relacionados al Registro Nacional No Llame
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (Federal Trade Commission, FTC) realizará una conferencia de prensa para anunciar los últimos acontecimientos relacionados al Registro Nacional No Llame (Do Not Call Registry).
For Immediate Release: October 7, 2003 Federal Agencies Publish Consumer Brochure on Predatory Lending
The federal Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending has published a new brochure that alerts consumers to potential borrowing pitfalls, including high-cost home loans, and provides tips for getting the best financing deal possible.
For Your Information: October 3, 2003 Announced Actions for October 3, 2003
Received a petition from Aventis S.A. (Aventis), the successor company to Hoechst AG and Rhone-Poulenc S.A. (RP), to reopen and modify a final consent order regarding the 1999 merger of the two companies; approved the release of the FTC's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2003-2008, as required under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and through guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.