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.
Discusses the applicability of the Franchise Rule to a license to use a method designed to increase sales of experienced businesses.
Addresses the Franchise Rule's single trademark license exclusion.
Addresses the application of the Franchise Rule to a membership network.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a web-based travel service.
re: Proposed settlement of infringement litigation with Teva Pharmaceuticals involving sharing of the exclusivity period for the drug Paraplatin.
Addresses earnings claims in electronic advertisements, including bulk commercial email.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a trademarked business planning course.
Discusses the Commission’s analysis of compensation based on personal consumption by members of a multi-level company’s sales force and the legal significance of consent orders the Commission has entered with pyramid scheme operators.
re: Transfer of pharmaceuticals at cost by non-profit hospital to patients of non-profit Free Clinic