Oregon is classified as a non-registration state because it has no laws requiring franchisors to register with the state as a franchise or business opportunity before offering or selling their franchise. The only state laws that could potentially affect franchisors in Oregon are codified under its “Franchise Transactions” statutes, which are codified at Or. Rev. Stat. § 650.005 et seq., and which regulate only limited aspects of the franchise relationship. For example, § 650.010 requires that franchisors maintain a complete set of books, records, and franchise sale details. But more importantly, none of these statutes require Oregon franchisors to disclose information to prospective 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”).
Thus, franchisors in Oregon only need to comply with the requirements of the FTC Rule, which, among other things, requires franchisors to disclose to a validly issued Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) prior to entering into a franchise agreement or accepting payments from a franchisee.