Will Expanding FTC’s Limits On ‘Made in the USA’ Claims Exceed Its Authorities?
Commissioner Christine Wilson used her keynote address during NAD's annual conference to warn other FTC commissioners against approving a proposal to expand the agency’s authority over product labels beyond its authorities under the FTC Act.
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