Unfair Methods Of Competition

The use of unfair methods or deceptive practices in an effort to affect commerce and competition has been addressed in the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act. The Federal Trade Commission was entrusted with administrative functions as well as being able to fill the gaps that were not addressed in prior legislation.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What factors do the FTC consider in determining whether or not the competition is fair?
What if state laws and FTC conflict?

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