Thursday, July 24, 2014

FTC announces settlement with "official" ticket seller that wasn't

Details at the FTC's site.  I was interested in this because usually the FTC leaves alone cases in which a business victim is a likely plaintiff; it makes sense to use government resources to go after defendants who otherwise would be ignored.  Here, the defendant impersonated Radio City Music Hall, selling marked-up tickets in a way that looked like they were direct from the venue.  This would've been fodder for an ordinary trademark suit by the various affected venues, but apparently either the trademark owners weren't interested/aware enough (since they were getting paid anyway) or the FTC determined that the separate consumer injury of overpayment justified action. 

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