Although the approach in Vietnam is similar to that in Malaysia, the inability of a franchisee to secure the registration of intellectual property rights may provide a basis for a franchisee to terminate the franchise agreement8. 8 The franchisor may terminate a contract at any time if the franchise agreement has been concluded indefinitely. In this case, six (6) months` written notice is required, unless the contract provides for a longer period for early termination. If the contract provides for a fixed period of validity, the franchisee must be guided by the terms of the franchise agreement. In addition to the 30 countries that have franchise-specific laws, Tajikistan5 is also considering adopting one. The New Zealand government recently rejected the need for a franchise-specific law6. . . .