Termination

A declaration by the franchisor that part or all of the rights and obligations—of both parties—under the franchise contract cease or have ceased as of a certain date. Certain responsibilities and/or claims and damages may survive this termination, however. The conditions under which a franchise may be terminated by the franchisor are commonly addressed to in the franchise agreement.
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Supplemental Register

This is the secondary trademark register for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It allows for registration of certain marks that are not eligible for registration on the Principal Register, but are capable of distinguishing an applicant’s goods or services. Marks registered on the Supplemental Register receive protection from conflicting marks and other protections, but are excluded from receiving the advantages of certain sections of the Trademark Act of 1946.
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State Franchise Laws

In some states, a law requires franchisors to comply with certain requirements in addition to the FTC Franchise Rule. Typically, state franchise laws require a franchisor to do two things: 1) register with the state each year before starting to offer franchises; and 2) give disclosure. While most of these states have agreed to allow franchisors to use the FDD for providing disclosure, some states require slight changes or modifications to the FDD, which are accomplished through the use of state addenda and state amendments.
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State Addendum

Refers to an additional document that contains additional disclosures required by a registration state. State addenda are added into the FDD as exhibits.
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Site Selection

The process of choosing the location for a franchised business. Professional site selection involves knowledge of such considerations as demographics, traffic patterns, buying habits, market characteristics, wage and employment patterns, zoning and other land use regulations, building and health code ordinances, and real estate patterns.
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Site

The specific premises from which the franchisee is to conduct business. Also called “location” and “facility.”
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