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Protecting your franchise’s online reputation: Nextra v Fletcher
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 14 2014

Franchisees and franchisors have a commercial interest in maintaining their franchise's online reputation as this is part of the branding or image of

Pizza pricing problems: Federal Court refuses interlocutory injunction
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • July 25 2014

In a recent case out of the Federal Court, A&A (Sydney) Pty Ltd v YUM! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 678, Pizza Hut franchisees were

New Franchising Code of Conduct to commence on 1 January 2015
  • Thomson Geer
  • Australia
  • October 27 2014

Federal Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson MP, has confirmed that the highly anticipated new Franchising Code of Conduct will commence on 1

New Franchising Code of Conduct finally released
  • Thomson Geer
  • Australia
  • November 5 2014

On 3 November 2013, the new Franchising Code of Conduct (New Code) was finally made public, following months of confidential consultation with

Run, fat boy, run!
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • September 22 2014

In the heavy-hitting world of weight loss products, the ACCC is in the race for the long-run, with civil proceedings relating to the SensaSlim

The strange case of the bank that told the truth
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 21 2015

A bunch of angry franchisees has lost its fight against the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) over claims they were deceived into buying their BOQ franchises

A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 18 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd

Federal Government strengthens ACCC’s enforcement powers when dealing with franchises
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • October 24 2014

In brief, the proposed amendments sought to: Introduce a general duty on franchisors and franchisees to act in good faith in their dealings with each

Get ready for good faith franchising
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • November 10 2014

The Government has now introduced the revised Franchising Code of Conduct. The revised Code applies to the conduct of franchisors, franchisees and

Extension of unfair contract terms protection to small businesses - many franchise agreements likely to be caught
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

The Federal Government has released an exposure draft of proposed legislation that would extend consumer protections against unfair contract terms to