Advisory Opinions

FTC staff issue advisory opinions to help clarify FTC rules and decisions, often in response to requests from businesses and industry groups. To find a specific opinion, use the filters on this page.

Franchise & Business Opportunities

The following staff opinions interpreting the original Franchise Rule remain useful as a source of interpretation for the amended Franchise Rule and the Business Opportunity Rule, except where the Statement of Basis and Purpose for the amended Franchise Rule or Business Opportunity Rule contradict a staff opinion.