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Fox Rothschild LLP | Canada | 30 Jul 2017

Canada’s horrible Anti-Spam Law almost got even more horrible

As many Canadians, as well as foreign companies doing business in Canada, now know, the cornerstone of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is a general


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 23 Jun 2017

Not a minor issue! FTC updates COPPA compliance plan

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated its guidance for businesses on complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 30 Jan 2017

Get a head start on franchise updating and renewal season!

It is January and that means we are already counting down the days until the deadlines for updating your franchise disclosure document (FDD) and


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2016

Does the Wendy’s data breach prove a single POS system is best?

This month Wendy’s revealed that the security breach it disclosed earlier this year was much larger than it initially reported. As most people know


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 27 Jun 2016

7-Eleven prevails on claim that it violated the New Jersey franchise practices act and federal labor standards act

A federal district court in Trenton, New Jersey, has ruled that franchisor 7-Eleven was entitled to summary judgment on a franchisee’s claims that it


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 27 May 2016

FTC raises monetary threshold for a certain franchise exemptions

Many businesses that would otherwise meet the definition of a “franchise” under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Franchise Rule may qualify for an


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2013

Independently owned and operated?

The franchise industry is deep in renewal season and one recent California case reminds us that franchise systems, especially those with company


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 5 Feb 2013

Complying with Item 12 territory disclosures

New "FAQ 37" released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) makes clear that a franchise system reserving the right to develop "non-traditional


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 29 Nov 2012

Pizza system deemed not a trade secret

Franchisor, Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., recently lost a motion for a temporary restraining order preliminary injunction against a former franchisee after the District Court of South Dakota found that it was unlikely to succeed on its claim that the system for producing "Hot-N-Ready" Pizzas was a "trade secret" under the South Dakota Trade Secrets Act.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Nov 2012

Virginia proposes changes to franchise rule

The Virginia Division of Securities and Retail Franchising has recommended to the Virgina Corporations Commission certain revisions to the "Virginia Retail Franchising Act Rules" (Rules).

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