Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeks to protect consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education.

The FTC is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. FTC’s work is performed by the Bureaus of Consumer Protection, Competition, and Economics. That work is aided by the Office of General Counsel and seven regional offices.

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes

How Do Anti-Monopoly Laws Work?
How Do Anti-Monopoly Laws Work?
The aim of anti-monopoly laws is to give businesses an incentive to operate efficiently, keep prices down, and keep quality up by guaranteeing a competitive market.