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Standalone Automotive Sector Franchising Code

By Stephen on Aug 18, 2021 3:43:37 AM

The Federal Government has released a discussion paper seeking stakeholder views to help the Government assess the practical benefits of a standalone automotive franchising code and options for mandatory binding arbitration.

Topics: Franchising
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Franchising Code Amendments - Information Statement

By Ana on Jun 30, 2021 11:56:48 PM

The Federal Government has substantially changed the Information Statement to be provided to prospective franchisees as part of the pre-disclosure process. It has also clarified that the Information Statement must be given before the other documents given to a prospective franchisee (14 days before a prospective franchisee enters into a franchise agreement).

Topics: Franchising For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Franchising Code Amendments - termination

By Ana on Jun 19, 2021 2:07:01 AM

The Franchising Code of Conduct (the Franchising Code) was amended on 1 June 2021, with most amendments applying from 1 July 2021, including the Exit and Termination amendments.

Topics: Franchising For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Franchising code amendments - dispute resolution

By Ana on Jun 6, 2021 2:23:13 AM

The long awaited dispute resolution provisions under the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Franchising Code) came into force on 2 June 2021.

Topics: Featured For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Trademarking a business name

By Stephen on May 20, 2021 12:13:55 AM

So you've started your business, registered a business name and secured your website domain.

Have you protected your brand or business name? 

Registration of a business name, or the purchase of a domain name, does not stop other people from using that name. To protect your business name and any logo or representation that you are using, you need to register a trade mark.

Topics: For Franchisors Branding
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Not Renewing a Franchise Agreement

By Ana on May 4, 2021 8:32:59 AM

A right of renewal in a franchise agreement is a right which gives you the option to "renew" the franchise agreement at the end of the term.

Not all franchise agreements contain a right of renewal.

Even if your franchise agreement contains a right of renewal you may not want to renew the franchise agreement. 

Topics: For Franchisors For Franchisees
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What is a restraint of trade clause?

By Ana on Apr 28, 2021 9:15:30 PM

A restraint of trade clause is a clause which is included in an agreement typically to stop someone from competing or using confidential information.

Topics: Franchising
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Can I franchise my business - part 3

By Ana on Apr 28, 2021 7:49:16 AM

In Part 1, we looked at branding and business systems. In Part 2, we focused on the market for your product or service, and financial modelling for the franchisor and the franchisee.

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Can I franchise my business? - Part 2

By Ana on Apr 21, 2021 2:30:25 AM

Franchising enables you to grow your business and build your brand.

Topics: For Franchisors
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Can You Terminate Your Franchise Agreement?

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 8:53:22 PM

The rights to end the franchise relationship, to sell your franchised business, or to pass your franchised business on to a beneficiary are determined by the terms of your franchise agreement and the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code).

Topics: For Franchisees
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Can I franchise my business? - Part 1

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 6:33:36 PM

Franchising enables you to grow your business and build your brand.

Topics: For Franchisors
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Unfair Contract terms in Franchising

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 5:52:36 PM

A recent court enforceable undertaking given to the ACCC by Back in Motion Physiotherapy Pty Ltd (Back in Motion) has served as a reminder to ensure that franchise agreements do not contain unfair contract terms.

Topics: Franchising For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Franchising Key Facts Sheet

By Stephen on Apr 20, 2021 4:13:58 AM

Updated on 23 June 2021

Topics: Franchising For Franchisors
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Response to the fairness in franchising report

By Ana on Apr 19, 2021 2:29:33 AM

The Federal Government released its response to the Fairness in Franchising Report on 20 August 2020.

Topics: For Franchisors
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What is the term of the franchise agreement?

By Stephen on Apr 12, 2021 12:52:33 AM

 

It is important to consider the term of the franchise agreement when buying a franchise or signing a franchise agreement.

Topics: For Franchisees
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Building a Successful Franchise Business

By Ana on Apr 11, 2021 8:40:37 PM

If you are considering franchising your business or you are already a franchisor, we have set out some important considerations to building a successful franchise business.

 

Topics: For Franchisors
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Advantages and disadvantages of  franchising

By Stephen on Feb 23, 2021 8:12:16 PM

 

There are advantages and disadvantages to franchising your business or buying a franchise. In this article we take a look at the main advantages and disadvantages of both.

Topics: For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Dispute Resolution in Franchising

By Ana on Oct 7, 2020 10:23:21 PM

Dispute resolution (also known as alternative dispute resolution or ADR) refers to a number of processes that can be used to resolve a dispute.

Topics: Featured For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Brand Consistency in Franchising

By Ana on Aug 20, 2020 10:55:28 PM

A brand is not just your name and your logo, it is reflected in everything your business does, from marketing to menus to the look and feel of your locations.

Topics: Featured For Franchisors