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Five Commonly Overlooked Provisions in International Franchise Agreements

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.

How Do I Know If a Franchisor Has a Good Relationship with Its Franchisees?

Franchise systems come in all shapes and sizes, and each has its unique elements. However, there are common aspects that underpin well-run franchise systems. A healthy franchisee-franchisor relationship is a good indicator of a healthy franchise system. Here are several elements that reflect a strong franchisee-franchisor relationship.

Franchise Disclosure: The Nuts and Bolts

Do your disclosure policies and practices comply with Canadian franchise laws? This webinar provides a concise and practical summary of the key areas of the disclosure process which, if not handled properly, can lead to devastating and unexpected consequences.

Adopting a Strategic Intellectual Property Program

It is well established that the intellectual property (“IP”) of a franchise brand is one of its most valuable assets. Trademark registration is typically one of the first steps franchisors take to protect their brand in a given jurisdiction.

Watch the Extra Step… When Crossing the Resale Exemption Path

Section 5(7)(a)(iv) of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000 (“AWA”) states that disclosure obligations do not apply to a franchisor in circumstances where there is a grant of a franchise by an existing franchisee to another person if the grant of the franchise is not effected by or through the franchisor