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Franchise Agreements in Australia

A franchise agreement is an agreement under which one party (the ‘franchisor’) grants the other party (the ‘franchisee’) the right to carry on a business using a licensed trade mark and trade name, and often a marketing plan or operating system that is determined by the franchisor. Well known franchises in Australia include Subway, McDonald’s and IGA. 

Franchise agreements are regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’), which enforces the Franchising Code of Conduct. The parties must also comply with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  and applicable State legislation (for example, if in New South Wales the Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW) applies).

Franchise Agreements
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Michelle Makela

Michelle Makela is one of our Legal Practice Directors and the National Practice Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master’s in Criminology. Michelle has had a varied career, working in commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. Michelle joined Go To Court Lawyers in 2011. She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia.

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