16 CFR 436.7 - Instructions for updating disclosures.

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§ 436.7 Instructions for updating disclosures.

(a) All information in the disclosure document shall be current as of the close of the franchisor's most recent fiscal year. After the close of the fiscal year, the franchisor shall, within 120 days, prepare a revised disclosure document, after which a franchise seller may distribute only the revised document and no other disclosure document.

(b) The franchisor shall, within a reasonable time after the close of each quarter of the fiscal year, prepare revisions to be attached to the disclosure document to reflect any material change to the disclosures included, or required to be included, in the disclosure document. Each prospective franchisee shall receive the disclosure document and the quarterly revisions for the most recent period available at the time of disclosure.

(c) If applicable, the annual update shall include the franchisor's first quarterly update, either by incorporating the quarterly update information into the disclosure document itself, or through an addendum.

(d) When furnishing a disclosure document, the franchise seller shall notify the prospective franchisee of any material changes that the seller knows or should have known occurred in the information contained in any financial performance representation made in Item 19 (section 436.5(s)).

(e) Information that must be audited pursuant to § 436.5(u) of this part need not be audited for quarterly revisions; provided, however, that the franchisor states in immediate conjunction with the information that such information was not audited.

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Title 16 published on 2015-12-04

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 16 CFR Part 436 after this date.

  • 2016-05-19; vol. 81 # 97 - Thursday, May 19, 2016
    1. 81 FR 31500 - Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
      Final rule amendments.
      This final rule is effective on July 1, 2016.
      16 CFR Part 436

Title 16 published on 2015-12-04.

The following are only the Rules published in the Federal Register after the published date of Title 16.

For a complete list of all Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices view the Rulemaking tab.

  • 2016-05-19; vol. 81 # 97 - Thursday, May 19, 2016
    1. 81 FR 31500 - Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
      Final rule amendments.
      This final rule is effective on July 1, 2016.
      16 CFR Part 436