GEORGIA FRANCHISE LAWS
Franchise Registration in Georgia. There is no state franchise registration required in Georgia.
Business Opportunity Exemption Registration in Georgia. There is an exemption under Georgia business opportunity law for the sale of franchises for an initial payment exceeding $500 in which the franchisor represents that it will provide a sales program or marketing program in conjunction with the licensing of a registered trademark or service mark. If the franchise involves a mark that is registered with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office or with Georgia, then this exemption is automatically effective and does not require any filing. Georgia Code Section 10-1-410(2).
Otherwise, the franchisor must comply with the Georgia business opportunity registration and disclosure laws before selling or offering a franchise in Georgia.
Franchise Disclosure in Georgia. Georgia has no state franchise disclosure laws. So, there are no special state disclosures required in an FDD used in Georgia.
Franchise Relationship Law in Georgia. Georgia has no state franchise relationship laws for business format franchises.
Please see important information about US federal and state franchise laws here.
We work with start-up and existing franchisors throughout the United States (and internationally). We would be delighted to discuss Georgia franchise law with you. Please contact us for a free initial consultation about your particular situation.
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