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

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

NASAA New Franchise State Cover Sheets Instructions

Disclosing Financial Performance Representations in the Time of COVID-19



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