FTC Franchise Rule's Exemption Threshold Raised For Inflation

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has amended its franchise rule — the regulation governing the purchase and sale of franchises in the U.S. — to raise three exemption thresholds for inflation, the FTC said Thursday.

The FTC unanimously approved the inflation adjustments, which were required under a 2007 series of amendments to the franchise rule.

The franchise rule, which was first adopted in 1978, requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document containing 23 specific items of information about the offered franchise, its officers...
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