Federal Franchise Laws

Franchising at the federal level is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.  Federal franchise laws are governed by the FTC Franchise Rule and franchisors are required to disclose their Franchise Disclosure Document 14 calendar days prior to the receipt of funds or entering into a contract with a franchisee. We have provided a few resources below related to the FTC regulations on franchising.

FTC Franchise Rule
FTC Franchise Rule FAQ
FTC Franchise Rule Statement of Basis and Purpose
Franchise and Business Opportunities Rule
Franchise Compliance Guide
NASAA Guidelines
NASAA Commentary on 2008 Franchise Registration and Disclosure Guidelines
NASAA Multi-Unit Commentary
NASAA Franchise Commentary Financial Performance Representations

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