The US FTC issues a policy statement describing the enforcement principles that guide the agency’s exercise of its authority to prosecute unfair methods of competition

On August 13, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) issued a policy statement describing the enforcement principles that guide the agency’s exercise of its authority to prosecute “unfair methods of competition” under Section 5 of the FTC Act. The bipartisan statement represents the first time the Commission has provided substantive guidance on its use of Section 5. Section 5 has been the subject of considerable debate throughout much of the agency’s history because of the perceived difficulty in identifying precisely what constitutes an “unfair method of competition” in

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)

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Thomas Ensign, Mary Lehner, Paul Yde, Robert Schlossberg, Bruce McCulloch, The US FTC issues a policy statement describing the enforcement principles that guide the agency’s exercise of its authority to prosecute unfair methods of competition , 13 August 2015, e-Competitions August 2015, Art. N° 94871

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