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FTC franchise rule

What is the FTC’s Franchise Rule and How Does It Affect Franchises?

The Franchise Rule is a rule issued by the Federal Trade Commission that is supposed to even the playing field between franchisors and franchisees. The Franchise Rule is supposed to protect franchisees from overreaching by unscrupulous franchisors. It does this by requiring franchisors to make various...

franchise and license north carolina

What is the Difference Between a Franchise and a License?

New business owners frequently use previously-established trademarks and business models because it provides a leg up in terms of market presence. Sometimes this may mean using a franchise, and other times it may mean licensing the relevant business product. So what is the difference between...

Franchise Agreement North Carolina

What are Common Negotiable Terms in a Franchise Agreement?

If you’re in the process of purchasing a franchise, you have probably been provided with a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and a Franchise Agreement. The terms of these agreements have vital implications for the future of your business. Which of the terms are negotiable, and...

franchises in North Carolina

Does North Carolina Have Laws Regulating Franchises?

A franchise is when a franchisor sells the right to use its brand, systems, and business methods. The person who purchases the right to use the franchisor’s business model is called the franchisee. North Carolina has an abundance of franchises. Some of the most popular include...

Franchise Attorney North Carolina

Benefits of Hiring a Franchise Attorney in North Carolina

If you want to have your own business and starting from scratch seems intimidating, a franchise may be the right choice. Whether you are simply looking into franchise options, are ready to purchase a franchise, or have an existing franchise, having an experienced franchise attorney...