In April of 2015, the Supreme Court of Korea ruled that under Article 4; Article (9)(1); and Article 41(1) of the prior version of the Fair Transactions in Franchise Business Act (“Franchise Act”) damages may be obtained, from a franchisor, for all material omissions (Supreme Court 2014 DA 84824,84831, April 9, 2015) within Korean Franchise Disclosure Documents. Thus, we advise all franchises in Korea to review and update their franchise agreements, thoroughly, on a yearly basis. Damages for Material OmissionsContinue reading
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Require a Injunction in a Korean Court Against your Former Korean Franchisee for Competing Against your New Korean Franchisee?
Under the Fair Franchise Transactions Act of Korea (“Franchise Act”), a franchisee has the right, under Korean Law, to request the renewal of a Korean franchise agreement after ten years of successful operation of a franchise. In some cases this reality leads to a Former Franchisee continuing the franchise in competition with your new franchisee. We wrote about termination of a Korean franchise in other articles including: Termination of a Franchise in Korea. Also, you can view other articles onContinue reading
Korean Franchisors’ Obligations in Korea to File Annual Report to Korean FTC
Korea’s Franchise Law imposes an obligation to report to the Fair Trade Commission of Korea, yearly, specific information relating to your franchise business worldwide. A franchisor’s disclosure document may be de-registered or a fine may be imposed if this Yearly Franchise Report is not accepted by the Korean Fair Trade Commission within 120 days of the closing of the year. The Yearly Franchise Report, in Korea, is intended to notify franchisees and prospective franchisees of changes in the operations ofContinue reading
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