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Reminder! New franchising code of conduct now operational

5 March 2015

As previously highlighted in Mullins' Intellectual Property eNews, the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes-Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Cth), also known as the "Franchising Code of Conduct" (the Code) commenced on 1 January 2015, replacing the previous version of the Code that operated under the old trade practices regime. The new Code encompasses a range of reforms identified as part of a Governmental review of franchising processes dating back to January 2013.

The Code applies to franchise agreements entered into on or after 1 January 2015.  However, if agreements entered into prior to this date are varied, renewed or transferred after the commencement of the new Code, then these agreements are also covered by the new Code.

Franchisors, franchisees and prospective franchises should all be aware of their rights and obligations under this new regulatory framework. Be sure that you are equipped with the most up to date information before you make your next business decision.

For more information:

David Williams | Partner
Mullins Lawyers
t +61 7 3224 0270
f +61 7 3224 0333
dwilliams@mullinslaw.com.au

Tony Hogarth | Partner (MARN 9357386)
Mullins Lawyers
t +61 7 3224 0369
f +61 7 3224 0333
thogarth@mullinslaw.com.au

Andrew Nicholson | Partner
Mullins Lawyers
t +61 7 3224 0261
f +61 7 3224 0333
anicholson@mullinslaw.com.au

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