Lathrop GPM


Franchising in the USA

January 24 2019 A structured guide to franchising laws and practice in the United States

FDA begins release of long-awaited food safety regulations

January 11 2013 On January 4, 2013, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a portion of the long-awaited food safety regulations under the 2011 Food…

Background checks or blacklists?

April 10 2013 Many employers experience frustration and challenges when trying to obtain meaningful background check information. The cost to replace a terminated…

Do you know where your cross-collateral clause is?

April 19 2012 In the recent decision in In Re Duckworth (March 22, 2012), the Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of Illinois issued a decision that may have far reaching effects on some lenders using automated loan documentation software1.

Fictional characters in new media

July 9 2010 Spiderman, James Bond, Wonder Woman, Batman – these iconic heroes remain among the best-known fictional characters of our time, and, as characters, are afforded copyright protection, independent of the works in which they appear.

Franchise: global overview

September 29 2021 The world changed in 2020. We have witnessed that in our personal and professional lives, locally, nationally and internationally. The impact of the…

Q&A: offer and sale of franchises in USA

July 12 2021 A look at some of the most pressing legal and practical issues surrounding the offer and sale of franchises in USA, including key restrictions, due diligence considerations and disclosure requirements.

Q&A: the franchisor-franchisee relationship in USA

July 12 2021 A guide to the legal and practical considerations surrounding the franchisor-franchisee relationship in USA, including operational terms and the renewal and termination of the agreement.

The Franchise Memorandum

July 8 2021 A federal court in Missouri recently denied a motion by McDonald's to dismiss an employment discrimination claim brought against it by a franchisee's…