FTC Explains Why It Thinks 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Settlements Were Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts

31 12 2017

As you may recall, the FTC is pursuing 1-800 Contacts for antitrust violations based on 1-800 Contacts having sued and then settled with competitors who bought keyword ads on 1-800 Contacts’ trademarks. Recently, the FTC filed its “Complaint Counsel’s Corrected Pre-Trial Brief and Exhibits” in the Matter of 1-800 Contacts, Inc. This 90 page document, unfortunately swiss-cheesed by numerous redactions, lays out the FTC’s case. It’s a fascinating read, and I encourage you to read the whole thing. In this post, I’ll flag some of the highlights.



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