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Structuring a Multi-unit Franchise

USA - July 25 2017 A multi-unit franchise owner can structure its operations in a number of ways, but one approach in particular often makes a lot of sense: a developer…

When are Parent Company Financial Disclosures Required?

USA - May 22 2017 A franchisor selling franchises in the U.S. must disclose its audited financial statements in Item 21 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD)…

Testing a New Franchise Concept

USA - March 16 2017 One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a…

The New SBA Addendum

USA - December 19 2016 Effective January 1, 2017, any franchisor that wants to offer SBA guaranteed financing for its franchisees will use a single, two-page form addendum…

Correcting an Accidental Franchisor Violation

USA - October 31 2016 What’s a franchise? Franchise registration and disclosure laws define a “franchise” more broadly than people generally realize. A company may be…

Suspending Franchise Sales

USA - August 29 2016 In several states that require franchise registration, franchisors should suspend franchise sales while an amendment or renewal application is pending…

What Does Brexit Mean for Franchisors?

European Union, United Kingdom - July 6 2016 The coming negotiation over the specifics of the UK’s departure from the EU is an unfortunate necessity that follows from the UK’s unfortunate…

Notice of Rights Enhances Trade Secret Protection

USA - June 6 2016 In order to access the full range of remedies the Defending Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) offers, a trade secret owner must notify employees and…

New Tool to Protect Franchisors’ Trade Secrets

USA - May 12 2016 On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defending Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the Act). The Act amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996…

An Intellectual Property Primer for Franchisors

USA - April 27 2016 Intellectual property is a core asset of any franchisor. In fact, intellectual property is important to virtually all businesses. For some companies…