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Legislator fires broadside at franchisors
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

California has not one, but two franchise laws. The Franchise Investment Law ("FIL"), Corporations Code Section 31000 et seq., is administered and

FTC issues guidance to franchisors regarding disclosure of franchise territories
  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued new guidance that will affect how franchisors disclose whether they grant exclusive territories to franchisees

Pizza and trade secrets: these are a few of my favorite things
  • Poyner Spruill LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2012

Earlier this year, the U.S. Commerce Department released a report titled "Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industry in Focus," which made clear the following point

Wake up and smell the coffee: summary judgment decision dismissing Tim Horton's class action upheld on appeal
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • December 11 2012

In a big win for franchisors, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently dismissed the appeal of an important class action decision awarding summary judgment to the defendant franchisor in Fairview Donut Inc. v. TDL Group Corp

Ontario’s franchise legislation declared inapplicable to a single trademark license
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 8 2014

The Superior Court of Justice has recently become the first court in Ontario to address the question of whether the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise

California dreamin' on such a winter's day: is proposed California franchise legislation a dream or a nightmare?
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

Legislation has been introduced in California that would significantly expand the protections afforded to franchisees under California’s Franchise Relations Act and California’s Franchise Investment Law

No franchise disclosure document required: Ontario Court of Appeal considers the one-year termno franchise fee exemption
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • December 8 2011

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that franchisors do not need to provide a disclosure document to prospective franchisees where the franchise term is one year or less and franchisees do not pay a non-refundable franchise fee

No duty of good faith in exercising right of non-renewal
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • September 30 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in August 2013 in one case that is likely to be of significant interest to Canadian

'Good faith' in franchise agreements: the latest court decisions
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2014

Whilst 'good faith' principles continue to take root in English Commercial Law, one franchisee has discovered that tough but commercially acceptable

California Supreme Court delivers Domino’s not an employer merely because it imposes traditional controls over franchisees
  • Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC
  • USA
  • September 2 2014

In a closely watched case with far-reaching implications, the California Supreme Court determined that Domino's Pizza, the franchisor, should not be