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The amended FTC franchise rule

The amended FTC franchise rule

analysis and commentary

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Published by American Bar Association in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Federal Trade Commission. -- Rules and practice,
  • Franchises (Retail trade) -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSusan Grueneberg and Ann Hurwitz, co-editors.
    ContributionsGrueneberg, Susan., Hurwitz, Ann, 1953-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF2023 .A954 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16524959M
    LC Control Number2008008521

    The FTC franchise rule states that if a franchisor makes sales or earnings projections based on hypothetical examples, the franchisor must disclose all EXCEPT which of the following? a cautionary statement in at least point boldface print that reads, " Warning: As a franchisee, your contributory or comparative negligence may prevent you from. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has requested public comments on its Trade Regulation Rule entitled “Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising” (the “Rule”). The Rule makes it an unfair or deceptive act or practice for franchisors to fail to give prospective franchisees a Franchise Disclosure Document.


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The amended FTC franchise rule Download PDF EPUB FB2

Franchise Rule Review Public Workshop Conference on the Application of the Franchise Rule to International Sales - 16 CFR Part (Febru ) Trade Regulation Rule: Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising and Business Opportunity Ventures - 16 CFR Part (October 4, ).

Amended Franchise Rule 16 C.F.R. Part The following questions recently have been asked about the amended Franchise Rule. These questions will be addressed in the forthcoming Compliance Guide. Additional questions and responses will be posted periodically in order to assist franchisors in their review of the amended Rule requirements.

Franchise Rule Compliance Guide; Franchise Rule Compliance Guide. Tags: Franchise Rule; This compliance guide helps franchisors comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s amended Franchise Rule.

View PDF ( KB) This compliance guide helps franchisors comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s amended Franchise Rule. May The Newly Amended FTC Franchise Rule Sandra J. Wall McDonald’s Corporation. David W. Koch. Plave Koch PLC.

Rules, commentaries, and guidance from the Federal Trade Commission and NASAA governing the preparation of the Franchise Disclosure Document, The FTC s Amended Disclosure Rule and Amended Franchise Rule FAQs; The NASAA Franchise Resource Guide includes the following sources: The Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule (16 C.F.R.

Part As in other instances where it has sought comments on existing rules, the Commission seeks comments on the continuing need for the rule, as well as its costs and benefits. The Commission is also seeking comments on whether the rule should be amended to: replace the rule's disclosure requirements with those in the revised Uniform Franchise Offering Circular Guidelines, approved by the Commission.

This Compliance Guide is intended to help franchisors comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s amended Franchise Rule. The original Franchise Rule went into effect on Octo The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “the Commission”) approved amendments to the Franchise Rule on Janu The Federal Trade Commission has approved amendments to the Franchise Rule, which was originally promulgated in Provisions of the original Rule are cited in this document as 16 CFR [ ].

Citations to the final amended Rule are cited simply as [ ] or [ ], respectively. The text of the final amended Rule is set forth in Section Size: KB. The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA or Act), enacted indirects the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of the product's manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

Table of contents for The amended FTC franchise rule: analysis and commentary / Susan Grueneberg and Ann Hurwitz, co-editors. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Inthe FTC promulgated its original Franchise Disclosure Rule (the “Original Rule”), which went into effect on Octo Under the Original Rule, franchisors throughout the nation had to engage in franchise disclosure.

The FTC Franchise Rule, Third Edition The FTC Franchise Rule, Third Edition. Serving as an analytical tool and a comprehensive, practical guide for franchise law practitioners, this is an exceptionally useful resource for "old hands" as well as for those who are new to the practice of franchise law.

What the new requirement is, is that contact information for a franchise seller or sellers, dealing with that particular prospective franchisee, has to be included in the receipt. Now the definition of a franchise seller under the amended FTC Rule is actually quite broad.

Those FTC requirements are generally referred to as the “Franchise Rule”. The Franchise Rule was significantly amended in Prior to the amendment, the FTC also accepted as adequate disclosure a franchisor’s compliance with the disclosure guidelines that had been established by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

Inthe FTC approved amendments to the Franchise Rule. The amended FTC Rule (the “FTC Rule”) has many similarities to the state franchise registration statutes and requires certain disclosures be made to prospective franchisees and a cooling off period before the franchise can actually be : Slongo.

Unless the franchisor provides a copy to the FTC for the purpose of receiving the Commission's opinion on specific questions or for clarity on the Rule's requirements, or if the FTC is provided or obtains a copy on behalf of a suspected FTC Rule violation, the FTC does not have or keep the disclosure document of any franchise system.

What are the Code of Federal Regulations also referred to as the CFRs. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is an annual codification of the general and permanent rules of the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in the Federal Register.

The FTC Franchise Rule: Analysis and Commentary, Second Edition, is intended to serve as an analytical tool and a comprehensive, practical guide for franchise law practitioners, including "old hands" and those who are new to the practice of franchise law. Liability: Failure to comply with any of the six requirements is a violation of the Franchise Rule.

"Franchisors" and "franchise brokers" are jointly and severally liable for Rule : The Amended FTC Rule: How will your franchise system be affected. By Doug Ferguson and Dan Block The Federal Trade Commission’s amended Franchise Rule has been enacted with the phase-in period set to expire on July 1, and controversial book entitled “The Law and Regulation of Franchising in the EU.

FTC Franchise Rule co-existed with the 15 than the FTC disclosure format. After it became apparent that franchisors preferred the UFOC disclosure format, the FTC finally amended its rule in to adopt a modified version of the.

Franchise Rule. The Franchise Rule defines acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive in the franchise industry in the United States. The Franchise Rule is published by the Federal Trade Commission.

The acknowledgment shall state: “The franchise sale is for more than $1, - excluding the cost of unimproved land and any financing received from the franchisor or an affiliate - and thus is exempted from the Federal Trade Commission 's Franchise Rule disclosure requirements, pursuant to 16 CFR (a)(5)(i)”; 11 or.

After the amended FTC Franchise Rule was enacted inGray Plant Mooty attorneys stated in a legal article that the amended "FTC Franchise Rule was much ado about nothing." Today In:. Amended FTC Rule Regarding Contents of a Disclosure Document. The attached is the amended Federal Trade Commission guidelines that set the requirements for what must be included in a franchise disclosure document.

are not otherwise reflected in the Amended FTC Franchise Rule, the FTC’s Franchise Rule Compliance Guide, or FTC staff’s responses to Frequently Asked Questions. The Franchise Project Group consulted with the FTC staff before finalizing these Commentary items. The NASAA Franchise and Business.

Opportunities Project Group. \V-5File Size: 58KB. The FTC's Franchise Rule permits a franchisor to provide information about the actual or potential financial performance of its franchised and/or franchisor-owned outlets, if there is a reasonable basis for the information, and if the information is included in the disclosure document.

Like the original Rule, the amended Rule covers business format and product franchises. The name given to the business arrangement is irrelevant in determining whether it is covered by the amended Rule. A business arrangement described as a “franchise” will not be covered unless it meets the three definitional elements in the amended Rule.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the Franchise Rule. 5 Factors to Consider. If you’re thinking about investing in a franchise, consider: Your financial situation.

Buying into a franchise is a major investment. How much do you have to safely invest. Can you afford to lose your entire investment. Franchise Resource Downloads and Book Appendecies. General Franchise Information. Franchise Disclosure Document - Sample.

FDD Reciept. Amended FTC Franchise Rule. Franchise Candidate Application - Sample. North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Guidelines.

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a compliance guide to assist franchisors in complying with the recently amended franchise disclosure rule. The franchise disclosure document format contained in the amended rule has become the new standard for franchise disclosure and all franchisors must follow the new format from July 1   The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Trade Regulation Rule on Franchising and Business Opportunity Ventures (Franchise Rule) requires franchise and business opportunity sellers to disclose financial and other information to prospective purchasers before.

One regulation franchisors may need to be particularly aware of is the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Franchise Rule, which originally went into effect in and was amended in Under the amended Franchise Rule, if a franchise has a location outside the U.S., no FTC disclosures are required.

found in the following resources: the FTC Franchise Rule Statement of Basis and Purpose3 (“SBP”); the FTC Franchise Rule Compliance Guide4 (the “Compliance Guide”); the Amended Franchise Rule Frequently Asked Questions5; the FTC’s Staff Opinions6, which are written responses to specific inquiries from a business with a.

FTC Franchise Rule. Susan Grueneberg and Ann Hurwitz, editors. Chicago, Ill.: American Bar Association, c KFA - 10th fl. A practical guide for franchise law practitioners, this book explains the changes brought about by the Amended Rule, promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission on Janu 2 For an excellent discussion of key disclosure revisions under the Amended FTC Rule as compared to the UFOC Guidelines, see the paper entitled, Practical Disclosure Issues Under the Amended FTC Franchise Rule: The Final Word?, by John Baer, Shelley Harris-Horn, and Steve Toporoff, which was presented at the annual ABA Forum/5.

The Federal Trade Commission has amended its franchise rule — the regulation governing the purchase and sale of franchises in the U.S. — to raise three exemption thresholds for inflation, the Author: Jake Simpson. A panel of veteran franchise lawyers, an experienced franchise paralegal and federal and state regulators will review the development of additional commentary on the amended Rule, including the recently issued FTC Compliance Guide, and provide insight on.

Franchise Agreements: How Complicated Do They Need to Be. - J. Michael Dady, David J. Kaufmann and Sandra J. Wall; Practical Disclosure Issues Under the Amended FTC Franchise Rule - John R.F. Baer, Shelley Harris-Horn and Steven Toporoff; Contractual and Business Aspects of Structuring Supplier Agreements - Patrick J.

Maslyn and W. Andrew Scott. "Amended FTC Franchise Rule Affects Franchisees: Right of Franchise Association Disclosure Takes Effect in '08" "FTC Rule Revision Benefits Independent Franchisee Associations" "Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee: The Lure of Floating Forum Selection Clauses".

In its continued effort to make the disclosure and reporting requirements under the Maryland Franchise Registration and Disclosure Law (COMAR) consistent with those of the Amended FTC Rule, the Securities Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office issued a Interpretative Opinion/No Action Position today increasing the time period allowed for updating franchise financial .If franchising is to be used as the springboard for branding, market expansion and growth; then it is important to understand the true definition of a franchise relationship.

Under the Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) Franchise Rule (16 CFR Partreferred to from now on as the “FTC Rule”) a franchise is defined to include a.