Franchise Law Section Resources


 

Useful Links

NATIONAL LINKS:

ABA Forum on Franchising 
http://www.abanet.org/forums/franchising/home.html

American Franchisee Association
http://www.franchisee.org/

FTC: Franchise and Business Opportunity Guidance Documents
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/resources/guidance/franchise.shtm

FTC: Amended Franchise Rule FAQ's
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/franchise/amended-rule-faqs.shtml

International Franchise Association 
http://www.franchise.org/

NASAA: Franchise Resources
http://www.nasaa.org/industry___regulatory_resources/corporation_finance/588.cfm

SBA: Franchise Registration for Franchisors
http://www.frandata.com/who/franchisors.asp

US Patent and Trademark Office:
http://www.uspto.gov/

STATE LINKS:

California: Department of Corporations - Franchising
http://www.corp.ca.gov/SRD/franchise.asp

Connecticut: Department of Banking – Business Opportunity Registration
http://www.ct.gov/dob/cwp/view.asp?a=2230&q=297792&dobNav=|

Florida: Division of Consumer Services - Business Opportunities
http://www.800helpfla.com/bizop.html

Hawaii: Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Securities Division
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/sec/registration_forms/franchise_filings

Illinois: Franchise Information and Publications
http://www.ag.state.il.us/consumers/franchise.html

Indiana: Securities Division - Franchise
http://www.in.gov/sos/securities/2806.htm

Maryland: Securities Division
http://www.oag.state.md.us/Securities/index.htm

Minnesota: Department of Commerce – Franchise Registration
http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/content.do?subchannel=-536881539&id=-36881352&agency=Commerce

New York: Investor Protection Bureau – Franchisors & Franchisees
http://www.ag.ny.gov/bureaus/investor_protection/franchisors_franchises.html

North Dakota: Securities Department – Franchise http://www.ndsecurities.com/registrations/details.asp?catID=3&ID=3

Rhode Island: Department of Business Regulation – Division of Banking and Securities Regulation
http://www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/banking_securities/franchising.php

South Dakota: Securities Division – Franchise and Business Opportunities
http://www.state.sd.us/drr2/reg/securities/franchise.htm

Texas: AG Consumer Protection - Business Opportunities
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/bizops.shtml

Utah: Utah Division of Consumer Protection – Business Opportunities
http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/consumerinfo/businessopps.html

Virginia: Division of Securities & Retail Franchising
http://www.scc.virginia.gov/SRF/

Washington: Department of Financial Institutions - Franchise Registration and Exemption
http://dfi.wa.gov/sd/franchise.htm

Wisconsin: Department of Financial Institutions
http://www.wdfi.org/fi/securities/franchise/stateinfo.htm