Here is what I want to know. Has ANYONE ever seen a Fed walking
through a craft show or even a trade show, snatching samples to
analyze or checking to see if they are properly marked/hallmarked?
Invading private studios to check these things? Contacting you and
questioning you on your product?
That's not something the Feds, or the FTC does. What they do is
accept complaints from industry officials & members, and the public.
When enough relevant complaints have been made, the FTC can and will
bring an action against whoever the complaint(s) is/are about. Not
long ago, an action was brought against Zales, which you can read
about on the ftc.gov site if anyone wants to read about it. I've
posted it here in the past, but many people here don't seem to care
much about observing the Guides. At least, that's what I've been
reading here lately.
Do as you will, no Fed will come knocking on your door or visiting
your booth. But mislead enough people, then see what happens.
James S. Duncan, G.G.
James in SoFL