Legal Resources

Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2012)

February 26, 2013

Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2012, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area

Business Opportunity Rule: Staff Report

October 28, 2010

FTC staff report recommending that coverage of the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule be expanded to include work-at-home opportunities such as envelope stuffing, medical billing, and product assembly, many of which have not been covered before.

Business Opportunity Rule Workshop

June 1, 2009

Workshop explored proposed changes to the Business Opportunity Rule, including issues relating to the effectiveness of a proposed one-page Business Opportunities Disclosure Form that sellers of business opportunities would be required to provide to prospective purchasers.

Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising Staff Report and Proposed Revised Trade Regulation Rule

August 1, 2004

Staff analysis of the rule amendment record and its recommendations as to the form of the final revised Franchise Rule.