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Marketing Today Guide to Marketing Laws

Marketing Laws           **Some of the links for the laws listed below go to Wikipedia.
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Law Focus
Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
Federal Food and Drug Act (1906)
Clayton Act (1914) 
Federal Trade Commission Act (1914)
Robinson-Patman Act (1936)
Miller-Tydings Fair Trade Act (1937)
Wheeler-Lea Act (1938)      
Lanham Act (1946)  
Celler-Kefauver Antimerger Act (1950)
McGuire Act (1952)
Automobile Information Disclosure Act (1958)
Federal Hazardous Substances Act (1960)
Kefauver-Harris Drug Amendment (1962)
Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (1966)     labeling-act     
Consumer Credit Protection Act (1968)
Consumer Credit Protection Act (1968) -- Truth in Lending Act      
Child Protection and Toy Safety Act (1969)      
National Environmental Policy Act (1969)
Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act (1970)
Clean Air Act (1970)
Poison Prevention Labeling Act (1970)  
Fair Credit Reporting Act (1970)
Consumer Product Safety Act (1972) 
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (1975)  
Consumer Goods Pricing Act (1975)
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (1976)
Trademark Counterfeiting Act (1984)
Nutritional Labeling & Education Act (1990)
Children's Television Act (1990)'s_Television_Act's_Television_Act_of_1990
Telephone Consumer Protection Act (1991)
Truth in Savings Act (1991)
Child Safety Protection Act (1994)
Federal Trademark Dilution Act (1995)  
Trademark Law Revision Act (1995)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998)
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (1998)'s_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act
Aviation Security Act (2001)
Homeland Security Act (2002)
Do-Not-Call Implementation Act (2003) 
CAN-SPAM Act (2003)
Federal Trademark Dilution Revision Act (2006)
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (2008)
Fair Credit Reporting Act (2009) -- as amended

 Federal Regulatory Agencies           Check this one later.


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Better Business Bureau
    -Council of Better Business Bureaus
    -National Advertising Review Council
    -National Advertising Division
    -National Advertising Review Board
    -Children's Advertising Review Unit
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Environmental Protection Agency 
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Trade Commission
Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Postal Service

Other Regulatory Agencies and Organizations

National Association of Attorneys General  
Individual States
    -Department of Commerce (choose among all states)
    -Department of Consumer Affairs
e.g., California
Individual Media  
Trade Associations