The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy

The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy

Elizabeth Crawford Spencer

While franchising promotes economic and social welfare objectives, Elizabeth Crawford Spencer argues that monitoring and regulation are needed to address potential areas of abuse of the form that can result in costly market inefficiencies.

Appendix 1: Franchise legislation worldwide

Elizabeth Crawford Spencer

Subjects: law - academic, intellectual property law


Franchises (Registration and Control) Act 1974 as amended, Cap 179A (Barbados) Brazil Law 8.955 2004 (Brazil) Canada Alberta Franchises Act F-23 2000 (Alberta) Franchises Regulation 240 1995 (Alberta) Franchises Act Exemption Regulation 312 2000 (Alberta) New Brunswick Franchises Act F-23.5 2007 (New Brunswick) Ontario Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000 (Ontario) Ontario Regulation 581/00 2000 (Ontario) Prince Edward Island Franchises Act F-14.1 1988 (PEI) Franchises Act Regulations Reg EC232/06 2006 (PEI) Mexico Industrial Property Law 1991 (Mexico) Industrial Property Regulations 1994 (Mexico) 322 M2454 - SPENCER TEXT.indd 322 17/11/2010 16:27 Appendix 1 323 The United States Title 16 – Commercial Practices; Revised as of January 1, 1986, Chapter I – Federal Trade Commission, Subchapter D – Trade Regulation Rules, Part 436 – Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising and Business Opportunity Ventures (the FTC Rule). EUROPE Republic of Albania Civil Code of the Republic of Albania, Chapter XX, Articles 1056 to 1064 Republic of Belarus Civil Code No 218-Z 1998 (Republic of Belarus) Belgium Law relative to pre-contractual information in the framework of agreements of commercial partnership 2006 (Belgium) Estonia Law of Obligations Act 2002 (Estonia) France The Loi Doubin on Pre-contractual Disclosure 1986 (France) Decree N° 91-337 1991 (France) Order 1991 (France) Italy Rules on the Regulation of Franchising 2004 (Italy) Lithuania Civil Code 2000 (Republic of Lithuania) M2454 - SPENCER TEXT.indd 323 17/11/2010 16:27 324 The regulation of franchising in the new global economy Republic of Moldova The Civil Code of the Republic of Moldova, Law Nr. 1335 of 01.10.1997...

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