Franchise Law Resources & Updates

Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule (Amended 2007)

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 about the offered franchise, its officers, and other franchisees.

Federal Trade Commission Compliance Guide

FTC Franchise Rule compliance guide


Amended Franchise Rule FAQs

NASAA State Guidelines

State registration guidelines

NASAA Commentary

Further guidance for registration states.

American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising Resources

American Bar Association publications.

The Basics of Franchising

Franchising has at its core a relationship between franchisors and franchisees of mutual interdependence and reliance. For this mutual interdependence and reliance to thrive, there must exist a cooperative relationship. This resource discusses the basics of the that relationship.