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Apparent applicability of Rule to licensing arrangement in which seller provides significant assistance and exercises significant control by restricting geographic territories in which licensees can solicit business.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a trademarked business planning course.
Apparent applicability of Rule to a sale of assets by owners of a laundry and dry cleaning plant and 13 satellite facilities, where purchasers would acquire three or more locations, have the option to use the seller's trademark and be required to comply with the seller's pricing...
Discusses the fractional franchise exemption, in particular:  (1) whether the location of the fractional franchise may be disqualifying; (2)  whether the exemption is available to a partnership; and (3) whether the exemption is available where the fractional franchisee operates the...
Possible applicability of Rule to licensing arrangement in which the seller becomes a minority shareholder entitled to a percentage of the profits of a corporation formed by the purchaser.
Discusses the application of the single trademark license exemption.
Discusses whether the grant of multiple licenses to the same licensee qualifies for the Franchise Rule's single license exclusion.
Possible availability of the "fractional franchise" exemption to a franchisor of an "affiliation" franchise covered by the Rule and otherwise subject to its disclosure requirements.
Discusses whether franchisors may use financial statements prepared according to non-American generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Addresses the application of the Franchise Rule to a membership network.
Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under the Franchise Rule.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to an opportunity involving the use of point-of-sale touch screen terminals.
Discusses whether a franchisor must disclose a guilty plea involving a violation of the Ontario Gaming Control Act under section 436.1(a)(4) of the Franchise Rule.
Addresses whether a franchisor must furnish disclosures to an existing franchisee when the franchisee initiates a modification of the franchise agreement’s protected territory provision.
Addresses whether a franchisor may distribute disclosure documents in a foreign language.
Applicability of the fractional franchise exemption to a rehabilitative services franchise licensed to two types of medical providers.
Discusses whether the Franchise Rule applies to a license agreement for the manufacture and distribution of a soil supplement.
Discusses the "required payment" coverage prerequisite, concluding that Rule coverage will not be triggered by the fact that a seller obtains collateral as security for a non-negotiable note due more than six months after a purchaser opens his or her business.
Discusses the conditions under which disclosures required by the Franchise Rule may be provided to prospective franchisees on a computer diskette.
Addresses a request to conduct a demonstration project for electronic compliance with the Franchise Rule.

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