New Hampshire is classified as a non-registration state, as it has no laws requiring franchisors to register with the state as a franchise or business opportunity before offering or selling a franchise. Moreover, there are no New Hampshire laws requiring franchisors to disclose information to franchisees beyond what is already required by the Federal Trade Commission Amended Franchise Rule, 16 C.F.R. §§ 436.1 et seq. (the “FTC Rule”), nor are there any laws specifically regulating the franchise relationship.
Thus, before offering or selling a franchise in New Hampshire, franchisors only need to comply with the requirements of the FTC Rule, which, among other things, requires franchisors to disclose a validly issued Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) before entering into a franchise agreement or accepting payment from a franchisee.