Stated above, there are no set laws
in place which control and regulate the operations of franchising in Switzerland, although there are the company registration and incorporation procedures, which are required to be followed by all businesses. There are also a number of other regulatory bodies which outline laws for Swiss franchising companies. These regulations include:
- The Swiss Code of Obligations;
- The Swiss Civil Code;
- The Swiss Intellectual Property Laws;
- The Swiss Unfair Competition Act;
- The Swiss Act on Cartels and other Competition Restraints.
In Switzerland, there is legislation which outlines a non-existence of distinction between a franchising business with one franchisee or a number of franchisees. This means that there are no specific rules for either one and that both must follow the same regulations and codes.