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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).

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Franchising Key Facts Sheet

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

Updated on 23 June 2021

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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