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By virtue of the authority vested in me by ‘‘An Act to define, regulate and punish trading with the enemy, and for other purposes’’, known us the ‘‘Trading with the enemy Act’’, approved October 6, 1917, and the amendments thereto, I hereby make the following orders and rules and regulations:


  1. I hereby vest in the Alien Property Custodian the executive administration of all of the provisions of sub-section (c) of section 7 of said ‘‘Trading with the enemy Act’’ as amended by an Act entitled ‘‘An Act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1919, and prior fiscal years, on account of war expenses, and for other purposes’’, approved November 4, 1918; and said Alien Property Custodian shall have the power and authority to prescribe forms and procedure for the exercise of the powers and authority vested in him.

  2. In the executive administration of said sub-section (c) of section 7 of said ‘‘Trading with the enemy Act’’, the Executive Orders heretofore issued by mo by virtue of the authority vested in me by said ‘‘Trading with the enemy Act’’, shall apply; and said Alien Property Custodian is hereby vested with all of the powers and authority heretofore granted to him or vested in him by all Executive Orders heretofore issued by me not inconsistent with this Order.

  3. The power and authority heretofore vested in the Federal Trade Commission to issue, pursuant to the provisions of sub-section (c) of section 10 of the ‘‘Trading with the enemy Act’’, or to withhold or refuse a license to any citizen of the United States or any corporation organized within the United States, to manufacture or cause to be manufactured a machine, composition of matter or design, or to carry on or cause to be carried on a process under any patent, or to use any trademark, print, label or copyrighted matter owned or controlled by an enemy or ally of enemy, is hereby continued in full force and effect, Provided:

    (1) That said Federal Trade Commission shall not have the power or authority to issue any such license whenever the patent, trademark, print, label or copyright with respect to which application for such license is made, shall have been conveyed, transferred, assigned or delivered to the Alien Property Custodian, in pursuance of his requirement, or seized by him; and whenever any patent, trademark, print, label or copyright shall be or shall have been conveyed, transferred, assigned or delivered to the Alien Property Custodian, in pursuance of his requirement, or seized by him, the Federal Trade Commission shall have no further power or authority with respect thereto.

    (2) That said Federal Trade Commission shall notify the Alien Property Custodian of all applications made to it for licenses under said sub-section (c) of Section 10 of the Trading with the enemy Act, so that he may, if he so desires, appear at any hearing and object to the issuance thereof. The Alien Property Custodian, in lieu of appearance, may file with the Federal Trade Commission objections to the issuance of any such license. In no event shall any license be issued until after the expiration of fifteen days after such notice of the application shall have been given to the Alien Property Custodian.

  4. The Alien Property Custodian is hereby authorized to take all measures and do all things that may be necessary or expedient to administer the powers and authority conferred by this Order.

  5. I hereby vest in Frank L. Polk all power and authority conferred upon the President by the provisions of Section 12 of said ‘‘Trading with the enemy Act’’ as amended, other than the Executive Administration of the provisions of said Section 12 pertaining to the designation of a Depositary or Depositaries, which Executive Administration was vested in the Alien Property Custodian by Executive Order of October 29, 1917, and which Executive Order is expressly ratified and continued in full force and effect; provided that this order shall not be construed to revoke or cancel the power and authority in the Attorney General by Paragraph XXXII of the Executive Order of October 12, 1917.

Nothing in this Order shall nullify or impair any license heretofore granted by the Federal Trade Commission, pursuant to the provisions of Section 10 of An Act of Congress entitled ‘‘An Act to define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy, and for other purposes,’’ approved October 6, 1917.


Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 
The White House,
December 3, 1918.

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