Oregon Franchise Laws: Buying or Selling a Franchise | Internicola Law Firm

Oregon Franchise Laws: Buying or Selling a Franchise

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If you are interested in buying a franchise in Oregon or converting your Oregon based business into a franchise (expanding your business throughout Oregon and surrounding States like Washington and California) then it is important to understand the "Franchise Process" and how Oregon law and the Federal Franchise Rule regulate franchising.

What is a Franchise?

Well under the Oregon Trade Regulation and Practices Act (ORS 650.005) a franchise is defined as including:

Any contract or agreement, whether oral or written, by which:

Prior to offering or selling a franchise in the State of Oregon, a Franchisor must provide a Franchisee with a Franchise Disclosure Document ("FDD") that is registered with the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities. For Franchisors the FDD represents a critical regulatory obligation that must be properly prepared and registered with the advice of an experienced franchise lawyer. For franchisees the FDD represents an important disclosure document that should be reviewed with a franchise lawyer.

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