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Corporations Act 2001 (consolidated as of 19 July 2013)

Year of Version:2013
Date of Text (Enacted):June 28, 2001
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other
The registration of company names under the Corporations Act 2001 is administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) (see Part 2B.6 entitled 'Names' of the Act).

Volume 1, Section 9 defines, inter alia, the term “franchise”, which reads: “'Franchise means an arrangement under which a person earns profits or income by exploiting a right, conferred by the owner of the right, to use a trade mark or design or other intellectual property or the goodwill attached to it in connection with the supply of goods or services. An arrangement is not a franchise if the person engages the owner of the right, or an associate of the owner, to exploit the right on the person’s behalf.'
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Corporations Act 2001 (consolidated as of 19 July 2013) Corporations Act 2001 (consolidated as of 19 July 2013), Complete document (pdf) [1797 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:AU196



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