advertise


advertise
To advise, announce, apprise, command, give notice of, inform, make known, To call a matter to the public attention by any means whatsoever. Any oral, written, or graphic statement made by the seller in any manner in connection with the solicitation of business and includes, without limitation because of enumeration, statements and representations made in a newspaper or other publication or on radio or television or contained in any notice, handbill, sign, catalog, or letter, or printed on or contained in any tag or label attached to or accompanying any merchandise. As distinguished from other forms of communication means to call a matter to the public attention. Freeman v. Greenbriar Homes, Inc., Tex.App Dallas, 715 S.W.2d 394, 397.
False and deceptive advertising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission and similar state agencies.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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