trade regulation

Alcohol

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Controlled Substances: An Overview

Health and other public concerns have generated detailed Federal and state regulation of the sale and possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and a wide range of other "controlled...

Antitrust Laws

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryFederal and state laws created to regulate trade and commerce by preventing unlawful restraints, price-fixing, and monopolies. The laws are intended to promote healthy market competition and encourage the...

Antitrust Violations

Violations of laws designed to protect trade and commerce from abusive practices such as price-fixing, restraints, price discrimination, and monopolization. The principal federal antitrust laws are the Sherman Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 1-7) and the Clayton Act...

Articles of Organization

Definition

Document required to be filed with a designated official, usually the Secretary of State, to legally register a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Since LLCs are governed by state law, the information required to be in the Articles of...

blue law

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA statute or ordinance that forbids or regulates an activity, such as the sale of liquor on Sundays.

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business license

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA permit issued by a local or state governmental agency for a business to operate. Also called a tax registration certificate.

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Cap

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySlang for maximum, as the most interest that can be charged on an adjustable rate promissory note.

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Child Online Privacy

Internet privacy for children is controlled by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, codified at 15 U.S.C. § 6501-6506. The law is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, applying the regulations recorded at 16 C.F.R. § 312.

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Cigar

For the purposes of taxation and FDA regulation, “cigar” means “any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco or in any substance containing tobacco” unless, “because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and...

Cigarette

For the purposes of taxation and FDA regulation, “cigar” means “any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco or in any substance containing tobacco” unless, “because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and...

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