Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) regulate the relationship between franchisors and franchisees through a mandatory code authorised under section 51AE of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). [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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When is your licensee really a franchisee?

Franchise versus distributorship

We are often asked what the difference is between a business operated under licence governed by a distribution agreement and one operated under a franchise agreement.   In short, the franchise relationship is predicated on control and breadth of influence, while a distribution agreement is narrower in scope and does not concern itself with marketing and merchandising. [Read more…]

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