15 U.S. Code § 299 - Definitions

(a) The expression “article of merchandise” as used in sections 294 to 300 of this title shall signify any goods, wares, works of art, commodity, or other thing which may be lawfully kept or offered for sale.
(b) The term “person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, or any other form of business enterprise, capable of being in violation of sections 294 to 300 of this title.
(c) The term “jewelry trade association” means an organization, consisting primarily of persons actively engaged in the jewelry or a related business, the purposes and activities of which are primarily directed to the improvement of business conditions in the jewelry or related businesses.


(June 13, 1906, ch. 3289, § 6,34 Stat. 262; Pub. L. 91–366, § 1(c), (d),July 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 690.)

1970—Pub. L. 91–366designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
Effective Date of 1970 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–366effective three months after July 31, 1970, see section 4 ofPub. L. 91–366, set out as a note under section 297 of this title.

For separability provision of Pub. L. 91–366, see section 2 ofPub. L. 91–366, set out as a note under section 297 of this title.
Construction of 1970 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–366to be held to be in addition to and not in substitution for or limitation of the provisions of any other Act of the United States, see section 3 ofPub. L. 91–366, set out as a note under section 297 of this title.

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