Clarifies a previous opinion addressing when a future payment may satisfy the Rule's minimum payment requirement.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to automotive paint matching businesses.
Addresses the preparation of auditied financial statements following a corporate restructuring and change in fiscal year.
Addresses a request to conduct a demonstration project for electronic compliance with the Franchise Rule.
Addresses earnings claims in electronic advertisements, including bulk commercial email.
Addresses whether affiliates must disclose audited financial statements under Item 21.
Addresses the Franchise Rule's single trademark license exclusion.
Applicability of Rule's earnings claim dicosure requirements to general media claims made in news stories and elsewhere if copies are given to prospective franchesees by the franchisor.
Responds to requests for clarification of Advisory 99-6 addressing business consultants' disclosure obigations.
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.
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...
Apparent applicability of Rule to company providing locator services to business opportunity purchasers while also offering to sell vending machines.
Discusses the application of the single trademark license exemption.
Discusses whether the sale of a pay telephone business opportunity meets the Rule's "continuing commercial relationship" requirement
Discusses whether the grant of multiple licenses to the same licensee qualifies for the Franchise Rule's single license exclusion.
Discusses whether franchisors may use financial statements prepared according to non-American generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Discusses: (1) a successor's obligation to prepare audited financial statements following an asset purchase agreement; and (2) the disclosure of parent information.
Addresses the application of the Franchise Rule to a membership network.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to free-standing sandwhich shops.