From:                                         Adjudication

Sent:                                           Friday, 7 July 2017 12:11 PM

To:                                               louise.wolf@mst.com.au

Subject:                                     Third Line Forcing Notification N99735 lodged by Dippin' Dots Franchising Australia Pty Ltd [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]

 

Security Classification:       For Official Use Only

 

Dear Ms Wolf

 

I refer to the third line forcing notification lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) by Dippin' Dots Franchising Australia Pty Ltd on 29 June 2017. It has been allocated the registration number N99735. The notification 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 notification 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 notification 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 Dippin' Dots Franchising Australia Pty Ltd will disclose all relevant terms and conditions to current and prospective franchisees. In particular I note that Dippin' Dots Franchising Australia Pty Ltd is required to comply with the disclosure requirements of the Franchising Code of Conduct in relation to the notified arrangement.

 

Please contact Hannah Ransom on 02 6243 1255 or by email to adjudication@accc.gov.au if you have any questions about this matter.

 

Regards

David Jones
General Manager | Adjudication
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 |
http://www.accc.gov.au