The Federal Trade Commission provides a package of information about the FTC Franchise and Business Opportunity Rule, free of charge. Write to Public Reference Branch, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580, or call them at (202) 326-3128.
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Andrew A. Caffey is a practicing attorney in Washington, DC, the former general counsel of the International Franchise Association, and an internationally recognized specialist in franchise and business-opportunity law.