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.
re: Proposal to establish a network of independent pharmacies in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Discusses whether a non-profit, tax exempt corporation qualifies as a "franchisor" under the Franchise Rule.
Discusses the application of the single trademark license exemption.
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 franchisor-franchisee "subaccount" to pay for operating expenses.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a program offering advertising opportunities involving Internet Web sites.
Responds to requests for clarification of Advisory 99-6 addressing business consultants' disclosure obigations.
re: Applicability of the Non-Profit Institutions Act