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Franchising Code changes in force

In November 2020, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (Government) released its Exposure Draft proposing amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code).  The proposed amendments sought to implement the commitments the Government made in August 2020 in response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee’s March 2019 Fairness in Franchising Report which identified a range of regulatory matters to be addressed in the franchising sector.  Since the Exposure Draft’s release, multiple changes have come into force under the Code.  This article outlines these changes. [Read more…]

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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