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Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under 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 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 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.
Addresses a request to conduct a demonstration project for electronic compliance with the Franchise Rule.
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.
Discusses the circumstances under which, in providing earnings information to loan processing officials at lending institutions to assist prospective franchisees in obtaining loans, franchisors may not be obligated to provide earnings claim disclosures.
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.
Inappplicability of the Franchise Rule to possible co-branding relationship in which a licensor's system is to be sub-licensed by a third party franchisor to its franchesees, even though the license to the franchisor is covered by the 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.
Provides guidance on how a franchisor may comply with the Franchise Rule via the Internet.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a program offering advertising opportunities involving Internet Web sites.
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.

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