Sent: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 4:57 PM
Subject: Third line forcing notifications N99997 & N99998 lodged by CWG OTF Pty Limited & CWG Massage Pty Limited [DLM=Sensitive]
Security Classification: Sensitive
Dear Ms Johnson
I refer to the third line forcing notifications lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) by CWG OTF Pty Limited & CWG Massage Pty Limited on 20 October 2017. They have been allocated the registration numbers N99997 & N99998. The notifications and this email will be placed on the ACCC’s public register which is available on the ACCC’s website.
The protection from legal action provided by the notifications commences automatically 14 days after the lodgement date, unless the ACCC objects.
On the basis of the information that you have provided, and that the parties will disclose all relevant terms and conditions to franchisees, the ACCC does not object to the notifications at this time.
If at any time circumstances change, or the ACCC receives further information, such that it is satisfied that the public benefits from the third line forcing conduct do not outweigh the public detriments, the ACCC may remove the protection provided by the notification.
This assessment has been made on the basis that CWG OTF Pty Limited & CWG Massage Pty Limited will disclose all relevant terms and conditions to current and prospective franchisees. In particular I note that CWG OTF Pty Limited & CWG Massage Pty Limited is required to comply with the disclosure requirements of the Franchising Code of Conduct in relation to the notified arrangement.
Please contact Natalie Morton on 02 6243 3003 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this matter.
General Manager | Adjudication
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 | http://www.accc.gov.au