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.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a trademarked business planning course.
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.
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 "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.
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 the meaning of "commercial relationship
Discusses whether the franchisor's or franchisee's degree of controlling interest in an outlet affects the application of the Franchise Rule.
Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under the Franchise Rule.
Discusses whether the required payment element is satisfied if the franchisee pays no initial up-front franchise fee, but leases the premises and equipment from the restaurant-franchisor, pays a "working capital" deposit, and must permit the withdrawal of funds from a shared...
Addresses a request to conduct a demonstration project for electronic compliance with 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.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a web-based travel service.
Discusses whether franchisors can seek leads by placing advertisements on employment websites.
Discusses whether the Franchise Rule applies to a license agreement for the manufacture and distribution of a soil supplement.
These conferences were intended to serve several purposes: (1) To allow Commission staff and interested parties the opportunity to discuss openly issues raised in the ANPR and in the comments to the ANPR; (2) to offer the general public an opportunity to make statements on the record...
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