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Franchise Law

Everything you need to know about franchise law including federal law, state law, organization, statutes, court cases, lawyers, history and more!

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How is state law organized in regards to franchising

In Brief: Certain states in the US, known as registration states, require that a franchisor not only submit pre-sale disclosures (the franchise disclosure document ) but also register...

Court Cases Relevant to Franchising

The study of pre-existing franchising court cases is a great way to learn about franchise law in action. There are three broad categories under which franchise court cases may...
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Some Relevant International Statute

In Brief: International expansion not only offers franchisors the opportunity to travel but can also present a largely low risk venture. If a franchise fails to take root...
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Introduction to the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

In Brief: In 1978, the Federal Trade Commission implemented the FTC Rule. The FTC Rule requires that franchisors file annually a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and provide it to...

Opinion on Crypto-Currency Mining and Blockchain Technology: New Ways to Fund a Franchise

In Brief: Crypto-currency mining is the act of recording a “block” (all transactions that occurred within the last ~10 minutes) to the digital general ledger record (blockchain) of that...
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Franchise Arbitration Disputes

In Brief: The concept, which frequently appears as a contract provision or in the Franchise Disclosure Document, requires parties to resolve disputes, or legal conflicts, through an arbitrator, rather...