Lexis Advance

  • Legal research made faster and easier. Easily get more relevant results from leading legal industry sources delivered efficiently through cutting-edge online technology.

    Access the Lexis Advance® Support site to make the most of your Lexis Advance subscription.

Lexis® for Microsoft® Office

  • The comprehensive research and drafting tool right within the programs you use every day.

LexisNexis® Digital Library

  • Open the doors to your law library 24/7 with mobile access to primary law, deskbooks, code books, treatises and more.

Zimmerman's Research Guide


Registered Identification Numbers

Companies that sell merchandise made of textile, wool or fur (e.g., clothers) in the U.S. are generally required to put a label on the garment giving the name of the material, the company and the country where the garment was made (under 15 U.S.C. § 70, 15 U.S.C. § 68 and 15 U.S.C. § 69). However, U.S. companies can get a Registered Identification Number from the Federal Trade Commission and put that on the label instead.

You can look up RN Numbers in the FTC's RN Database at www.ftc.gov/bcp/rn/rn.htm. The FTC Form 31 that a manufacturer files to apply for an RN Number is also posted at at that address.

There is a Canadian equivalent to RN Numbers called CA Identification Numbers or just "CA Numbers." The Canadian Competition Bureau posts information about CA Numbers and a CA Search at www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/h_02575.html.

See Also
Brand Names
Company Information
Product Reviews and Related Information
Thomas Register

For comments, questions and suggestions, email the author
Copyright 2015 Andrew Zimmerman