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Franchising has become one of the most popular business expansion options, one that is particularly effective when developing into international markets. Franchises that grow with a well-structured system, a thoroughly thought out plan, and exceptional legal documents have the best chance of success.
Andrae Marrocco was re-appointed to the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section Executive on June 2, 2016.
In September 2015 a new government was elected in Canada on a platform of significant change. Its first budget, tabled in March, outlines a plan for implementation of that change. A significant part of the budget – upwards of $3 billion CAD – is committed to the encouragement of innovation.
Dickinson Wright attorneys Andrae Marrocco and Daniel Ujczo attended the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington DC – June 19-21, 2016.
Dickinson Wright attorneys attended the International Franchise Expo in New York – June 16-18, 2016.
After long anticipation from the franchise industry, the government of Ontario has finally amended regulations under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (“Act”) to expressly allow a franchisor to deliver its franchise disclosure document electronically and by prepaid courier.
Most franchise agreements include a non-competition covenant preventing a franchisee from competing with the franchisor during the term, and in many cases after the term of the agreement.
Dickinson Wright attorneys attended the 32nd Annual International Bar Association / International Franchise Association Joint Conference in Washington DC – May 17-18, 2016.