US Government Agencies

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Marketing Today Guide to Marketing Laws

http://marketingtoday.com/marketinglaws/usmarketinglaws.htm


Marketing Laws           **Some of the links for the laws listed below go to Wikipedia.
                                    Please check About Wikipedia before using and citing the material.

Law Focus
   
Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Antitrust_Act
     http://www.stolaf.edu/people/becker/antitrust/statutes/sherman.html
     http://www.linfo.org/sherman.html
 
Federal Food and Drug Act (1906)
     http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Legislation/ucm148690.htm
     http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h917.html
     http://law.jrank.org/pages/9585/Pure-Food-Drug-Act-1906.html
 
Clayton Act (1914)
     http://www.stolaf.edu/people/becker/antitrust/statutes/clayton.html 
 
Federal Trade Commission Act (1914)
     http://www.stolaf.edu/people/becker/antitrust/statutes/ftc.html
 
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Trade_Commission_Act
     http://www.enotes.com/business-finance-encyclopedia/federal-
   
 trade-commission-act
 
Robinson-Patman Act (1936)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson-Patman_Act
      
http://www.enotes.com/business-finance-encyclopedia/robinson-
     patman-act

    
http://www.answers.com/topic/robinson-patman-act-1936      
 
Miller-Tydings Fair Trade Act (1937)
     http://www.allbusiness.com/glossaries/miller-tydings-fair-trade-
     act/4963232-1.html
 
Wheeler-Lea Act (1938)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler-Lea_Act      
 
Lanham Act (1946)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanham_Act
     
http://www.bitlaw.com/source/15usc/
     http://www.law.uconn.edu/homes/swilf/ip/statutes/lanham43.htm  
 
Celler-Kefauver Antimerger Act (1950)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celler-Kefauver_Act
 
McGuire Act (1952)
     http://www.blogdenovo.org/archives/001733.html
 
Automobile Information Disclosure Act (1958)
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobile_Information_Disclosure_Act
 
Federal Hazardous Substances Act (1960)
     http://www.bookrags.com/research/hazardous-substances-act-1960-
    
enve-01/

     http://www.cpsc.gov/BUSINFO/fhsa.html
 
Kefauver-Harris Drug Amendment (1962)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefauver_Harris_Amendment
     http://www.foodsafety.gov/~lrd/histor1b.html
 
Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (1966)
     http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/laws/fpla.html
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Packaging_and_Labeling_Act
     http://www.enotes.com/business-finance-encyclopedia/fair-packaging-     labeling-act     
 
Consumer Credit Protection Act (1968)
     http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/consumerhdbk/
     http://law.jrank.org/pages/5646/Consumer-Credit-Protection-Act.html
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Credit_Protection_Act
 
Consumer Credit Protection Act (1968) -- Truth in Lending Act     
     http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-1400.html
     http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/credit-laws/truth-in-lending     
 
Child Protection and Toy Safety Act (1969)      
National Environmental Policy Act (1969)
     http://www.nepa.gov/nepa/regs/nepa/nepaeqia.htm

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Environmental_Policy_Act
     http://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/FHPL_NtlEnvirnPolcy.pdf
 
Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act (1970)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Health_Cigarette_Smoking_Act
     http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/
 
Clean Air Act (1970)  
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Air_Act_(1970)
     http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/caa70/11.htm
 
Poison Prevention Labeling Act (1970)  
Fair Credit Reporting Act (1970)
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Credit_Reporting_Act
 
Consumer Product Safety Act (1972)
     http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/cpsa.html     
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Product_Safety_Commission

     http://www.enotes.com/business-finance-encyclopedia/consumer-
     product-safety-act
 
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (1975)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson-Moss_Warranty_Act
     http://www.impalaclub.com/naisso/magmoss.htm  
 
Consumer Goods Pricing Act (1975)
     http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=5432
 
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (1976)
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart-Scott-Rodino_Antitrust   
     http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/hart-scott-rodino
 
Trademark Counterfeiting Act (1984)
 
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark_Counterfeiting_Act
     http://www.inta.org/index.php?
 
Nutritional Labeling & Education Act (1990)
 
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrition_Labeling
     http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4631
     http://www.converanet.com/agriculture/results/nutrition-labeling
 
Children's Television Act (1990)
     http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Factsheets/kidstv.txt  
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Television_Act

     http://tviv.org/The_Children's_Television_Act_of_1990
 
Telephone Consumer Protection Act (1991)   
     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_Consumer_Protection_Act
     http://www.the-dma.org/guidelines/tcpa.shtml
     http://www.junkfaxes.org/federal_law.htm
 
Truth in Savings Act (1991)
     http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-3400.html
 
Child Safety Protection Act (1994)
     http://www.nypirg.org/consumer/toysafety00/legislation.html

     http://www.alegent.com/body.cfm?id=1483
 
Federal Trademark Dilution Act (1995)
     http://www.bitlaw.com/trademark/dilution.html    

     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Trademark_Dilution_Act
     http://grove.ufl.edu/~techlaw/vol9/issue1/koo.html
 
Trademark Law Revision Act (1995)   
     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_trademark_law
 
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998)   
     
http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf   
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act
 
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (1998)  
     
http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm
     http://epic.org/privacy/kids/
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act
 
Aviation Security Act (2001)    
     http://personalinfomediary.com/AVIATIONSECURITYACT.htm
 
Homeland Security Act (2002)
    
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:h.r.5005.enr:
     http://epic.org/privacy/homeland/homeland_security_act.html
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeland_Security_Act
     http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/laws/law_regulation_rule_0011.shtm
 
Do-Not-Call Implementation Act (2003)    
     
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall/
     http://www.safecaller.com/national-do-not-call-registry.asp
 
CAN-SPAM Act (2003)
     http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/canspam.html

     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN-SPAM_Act_of_2003
     http://www.wilsonweb.com/wmt9/canspam_comply.htm
 
Federal Trademark Dilution Revision Act (2006)
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark_dilution

     http://www.grahamdunn.com/go/articles/
     http://www.loeb.com/trademarkdilutionrevisionact2006/
 
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (2008)
     http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/cpsia.HTML
     http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-4040
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Product_Safety_Improvement
     http://docs.google.com/gview?
 
Fair Credit Reporting Act (2009) -- as amended
     http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcrajump.shtm
 
   


 Federal Regulatory Agencies           Check this one later.

Agency

 
   
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
     http://www.atf.gov/
 
Better Business Bureau
    -Council of Better Business Bureaus
        http://boston.bbb.org/
    -National Advertising Review Council
        http://www.narcpartners.org/
    -National Advertising Division
        http://www.nadreview.org/
    -National Advertising Review Board
        http://www.narbreview.org/about/index.asp
    -Children's Advertising Review Unit
        http://www.caru.org/
 
Consumer Product Safety Commission
     http://www.cpsc.gov/
     http://en.wikipedia.org/
     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/282.html
 
Environmental Protection Agency
     http://www.epa.gov/ 
 
Federal Communications Commission
     http://www.fcc.gov/
 
Federal Trade Commission
     http://www.ftc.gov/
 
Food and Drug Administration
     http://www.fda.gov/
 
U.S. Postal Service
     http://www.usps.com/
 
   
   


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
http://www.commerce.gov/Services/DEV01_005335
http://www.dca.ca.gov/
Individual Media  
Trade Associations