Franchise law

Does a franchise system need to be registered?

People looking to establish a franchise often ask us whether the franchise system needs to be “registered” in Australia. The term franchise system as defined by section 4 of Schedule 1 – Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Code) “includes a business system in which a franchisor grants a franchise to a franchisee”. [Read more…]

Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct

The Commonwealth government has released draft amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code).  The amendments, which are set to take effect 1 January 2015, will require participants in the franchising industry to rethink their disclosure practices.

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