Fair Trade, 1959: Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session, on H. R. 768, H.R. 1253, H.R. 2463, H.R. 2729, H.R. 2729, H.R. 3187, H.R. 5252, and H.R. 5602, Bills to Amend the Federal Trade Commission Act, as Amended, with Respect to Fair Trade. March 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, and 25, 1959

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Considers H.R. 1253, H.R. 768, and similar bills, to amend the Fair Trade Commission Act to establish a national fair trade law, permitting manufacturers to stipulate minimum resale prices for their trade-marked merchandise.
 

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Page 4 - Columbia, which in substance provides that willfully and knowingly advertising, offering for sale, or selling any commodity at less than the price or prices prescribed in such contracts or agreements whether the person so advertising, offering for sale, or selling is or is not a party to such a contract or agreement, is unfair competition and is actionable at the suit of any person damaged thereby.
Page 88 - An act to protect trade-mark owners, distributors and the public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade-mark, brand or name.
Page 1 - That unfair methods of competition in commerce are hereby declared unlawful. The commission is hereby empowered and directed to prevent persons, partnerships, or corporations, except banks, and common carriers subject to the Acts to regulate commerce, from using unfair methods of competition in commerce.
Page 1 - ... and which is in free and open competition with commodities of the same general class produced or distributed by others, when contracts or agreements of that description are lawful as applied to intrastate transactions, under any statute, law, or public policy now or hereafter in effect in any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia in which such resale is to be made, or to which the commodity is to be transported for such resale...
Page 3 - Unfair methods of competition in commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in commerce, are hereby declared unlawful.
Page 268 - Acts to regulate commerce, air carriers, and foreign air carriers subject to the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938...
Page 1 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it is the purpose of this Act to...
Page 266 - An Act to create a Federal Trade Commission, to define its powers and duties, and for other purposes...
Page 267 - That nothing herein contained shall render illegal, contracts or agreements prescribing minimum prices for the resale of a commodity which bears, or the label or container of which bears, the trade mark, brand, or name of the producer or distributor of such commodity and which is in free and open competition with commodities of the same general class produced or distributed by others, when contracts or agreements of that description are lawful as applied...
Page 76 - I cannot believe that in the long run the public will profit by this court permitting knaves to cut reasonable prices for some ulterior purpose of their own and thus to impair, if not to destroy, the production and sale of articles which it is assumed to be desirable that the public should be able to get.

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