2018 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - Regulation of Trade, Commerce and Investments
Chapter 24 - Regulation of Business for Consumer Protection
Pyramid Sales Schemes; Cancellation of Franchises
§ 75-24-51. Definitions.
- As used in Sections 75-24-51 through 75-24-61, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings as defined in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(a) The term “goods” includes any personal property, real property, or any combination thereof;
(b) The term “person” includes an individual, corporation, trust, estate, partnership, unincorporated association, or any other legal or commercial entity;
(c) “Franchise” means a written arrangement for a definite or indefinite period, in which a person for a consideration grants to another person a license to use a trade name, trademark, service mark, or related characteristic, and in which there is a community of interest in the marketing of goods or services at wholesale, retail, by lease, agreement or otherwise; except that, the term “franchise” shall not apply to persons engaged in sales from warehouses or like places of storage, leased departments of retail stores, or places of original manufacture; and
(d) “Consideration” as used in Sections 75-24-51 through 75-24-61 does not include payment for sales demonstration equipment and materials furnished at cost for use in making sales and not for resale or payments amounting to less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) when computed on an annual basis.