Trade Practices and Antitrust Regulation

ORS 646.881
Definitions for ORS 646.881 to 646.885

As used in ORS 646.881 (Definitions for ORS 646.881 to 646.885) to 646.885 (Use of terms in advertisement containing price comparison), unless the context requires otherwise:


“Advertisement” means any oral, written or graphic statement or representation made in connection with the solicitation of business in any manner by a seller and includes, but is not limited to, statements and representations made in any newspaper or other publication, on radio or television, or printed in any catalog, circular, or any other sales literature or brochure, any billboard, or any banner or sign visible from a street or highway adjacent to the seller’s place of business.


“Price comparison” means the direct or indirect comparison in any advertisement whether or not expressed wholly or in part in dollars, cents, fractions or percentages of a seller’s current price for a product with any other price or statement of value, whether or not such price is actually stated in the advertisement. “Price comparison” includes any price reduction claim or savings claim which a seller makes with respect to the seller’s current price for any product. [1987 c.626 §2]
Chapter 646

Notes of Decisions

Subject matter regulated by this chapter is not "preempted" by Federal Robinson-Patman Act so as to render this chapter invalid. W. J. Seufert v. Nat. Restaurant Supply Co., 266 Or 92, 511 P2d 363 (1973)

Whether an injunction should issue when a court finds a violation of the Act is a matter of discretion. State ex rel Johnson v. International Harvester Co., 25 Or App 9, 548 P2d 176 (1976)

This chapter imposes no affirmative duty to inform customers of rates in absence of request, but prohibits making information about prices available to some customers and not others. Wildish Sand & Gravel v. Northwest Natural Gas Co., 103 Or App 215, 796 P2d 1237 (1990), Sup Ct review denied


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