The Federal Trade Commission’s bread-and-butter mission is to prevent deception and unfairness in the marketplace.  FTC

The Federal Trade Commission’s bread-and-butter mission is to prevent deception and unfairness in the marketplace.  FTC CID investigation lawyers have the power to investigate and  agency staff also brings law enforcement actions against false or misleading claims that a product is of U.S. origin. Consistent with applicable FTC Made in USA compliance standards, marketers and manufacturers that promote products as Made in USA must meet the “all or virtually all” standard.  Additionally, as with most other advertising claims, a manufacturer or marketer may make any claim as long as it is truthful and substantiated. The agency has issued an Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims to provide guidance to marketers that want to make unqualified Made in USA claims under the “all or virtually all” standard and those that want to make qualified Made in USA claims.  The Enforcement Policy Statement applies to U.S. origin claims that appear on products and labeling, advertising, and other promotional materials.  It also applies to all other forms of marketing, including marketing through digital or electronic mechanisms, such as Internet or email. U.S. content mus...

Back in the 1960s and 70s, he and several of his fellow workers at the British

Back in the 1960s and 70s, he and several of his fellow workers at the British Aluminium factory became home-grown celebrities. Putting aside 15p from their wages every week, they created their own Western movies, screening them at community groups to raise funds for local charities. Now, the surviving BA Cowboys – Ian and his fellow screen stars, Denis McCourtney and Alex Penman – are riding a new wave of publicity. Dressed up in cowboy and Indian gear for filming, they brought traffic to a standstill in Falkirk earlier this week as they travelled to the Kelpies – on a horse-drawn cart! And this Monday, they will take centre stage at a screening of their old movies in Bo’ness Hippodrome. He was impressed when fellow worker Robert Harvey showed a reel he’d made with his brother-in-law Billy McSorley. That spurred them on to make their own … and the rest is history! “He and Billy shot a two-man film, on a hand-held Super 8 camera. He let us see it and we were all hooked. There was a core of five of us but it grew to about 10. “Robert wrote and directed them all and John Aitken was the camera operator. The rest of us all pitched in – there were no stars; we just did whateve...