Franchising

Franchises – Finding a Goldmine and Avoiding a Sinkhole

If you take a casual look at some franchises, like Maccas or KFC, you might get the impression that they are a licence to print money. Everything decided for you, from product to training to publicity, a well-known brand and logo, access to prime retail addresses, and a Head Office full of lawyers and accountants …

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Franchise Disputes – Notice of Dispute and the Franchising Code

You have bought into a franchise which you thought was a licence to print money, and suddenly you are in a dispute with the franchisor, the owner of the brand. What can you do? You should issue to the other party a Notice of Dispute under the Franchising Code of Conduct. When you think about …

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Unfair Contract Terms – Is your Franchise Agreement a ‘standard form contract’ actionable under the Australian Consumer Law?

If you are a franchisee under a franchise agreement offered to you as a ‘take it or leave it’ standard form contract, Part 2-3 of the Australian Consumer Law1 may help you challenge the enforceability of any unfair franchise contract terms. As shown by the Husqvarna case, a franchisee’s rights under the Australian Consumer Law …

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