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Advisory Opinion: Opinion 96-5
Inapplicability of the Franchise Rule retroactively where the parties anticipated at the time of the purchase that the Rule would not apply because the only required payments were deferred until at least six months after the business opened. Concludes that the result does not change if the...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 96-3
Apparent applicability of the Franchise Rule to mobile food and soft drink trucks identified by a common name. Discusses significant control and required payment elements.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 96-2
Apparent applicability of the Franchise Rule to a commercial real estate affiliation program. Discusses in detail the likely availability of the fractional franchise exemption to the affiliation arrangement.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 96-1
Apparent applicability of the Franchise Rule to a log cabin distributorship. Discusses the criteria for coverage of product franchises, including the required payment element, and the fractional franchise exemption.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-10
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to vending machine manufacturers and independent marketing companies. An exhaustive discussion of the coverage issues arising in the sale of business opportunity ventures.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-9
Compliance obligation of franchisors to include, in required disclosures about contractual provisions regarding termination of the franchise, information about actual policies and practices of the franchisor. Discusses obligation to disclose such policies as permitting franchisees to terminate the...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-8
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a hotel management arrangement. Discusses the "significant assistance" coverage element.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-7
Compliance obligation of franchisor and area sub-franchisor to prepare annual update of joint disclosure statement within 90 days of the close of different fiscal years.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-6
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a sub-agency licensing arrangement for cellular phone services. Discusses the "required payment" coverage element and the "minimum investment" exclusion from the Rule's disclosure obligation.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-3
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a not-for-profit education program. Discusses the lack of a "continuing commercial relationship."
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-5
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a turn-key dry cleaning franchise. Discusses "significant assistance" coverage element.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-4
Adequacy of predecessor company's unaudited financial statements to comply with required disclosure of the financial statements of a newly formed franchisor, and to provide substantiation for earnings claims by the new franchisor.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-2
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a home-care services sub-contracting arrangement. Discusses "significant control or assistance" and "required payment" coverage elements, and "fractional franchise" exemption.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 95-1
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to computer software distributorship enabling health care providers to order medical and office supplies. Discusses applicability of the Rule to "distributorships" and the "significant control or assistance" coverage element.
Public Statement: FTC Policy Statement on Deception
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Public Statement: FTC Policy Statement Regarding Advertising Substantiation
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Appended to Thompson Medical Co., 104 F.T.C. 648, 839 (1984), aff’d, 791 F.2d 189 (D.C. Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1086 (1987). Introduction On March 11, 1983, the Commission published a notice requesting comments on its advertising substantiation program. 1 To facilitate analysis of the...
Public Statement: FTC Policy Statement on Unfairness
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Appended to International Harvester Co., 104 F.T.C. 949, 1070 (1984). See 15 U.S.C. § 45(n). The Honorable Wendell H. Ford Chairman, Consumer Subcommittee Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Room 130 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John C. Danforth...
Rule Summary: Franchise Rule
The Franchise Rule gives prospective purchasers of franchises the material information they need in order to weigh the risks and benefits of such an investment. The Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document containing 23 specific items of information...
Rule Summary: Business Opportunity Rule
The Business Opportunity Rule requires business opportunity sellers to give prospective buyers specific information to help them evaluate a business opportunity, thus ensuring that the prospective purchasers have the information they need in order to assess the risks of buying a work-at-home...
Rule Summary: Telemarketing Sales Rule
The Telemarketing Sales Rule, which requires telemarketers to make specific disclosures of material information; prohibits misrepresentations; sets limits on the times telemarketers may call consumers; prohibits calls to a consumer who has asked not to be called again; and sets payment restrictions...