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Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform
Edelman 5 Step Process for Evaluation of Third Parties
In previous Franchising Updates, we reported on the Wein Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) and the Abbott Government's response to the recommendations in the Wein Report.
On 2 April 2014, the Government...more
In this Issue:
- Tying And Other Claims By Service Competitor Rejected:
A federal court in Arizona has rejected various antitrust claims brought by a servicer of aircraft power units against a manufacturer of...more
Stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft bill and Regulations by 30 April 2014 with the changes expected to take effect from 1 January 2015. The highlights of the amended Regulations include:
Franchise systems have been, and continue to be, sought-after investment and acquisition targets. As a result of this, the demand for ownership of franchise systems often exceeds supply. In fact, there has been almost a...more
After creating a successful business model, expansion becomes the next natural step. But such growth usually requires the involvement of third parties, especially if resources are limited. There are several ways to expand...more
On Tuesday February 11th, the Charlotte Business Franchise Network met on the 15th floor conference room at Nexsen Pruet. The attendees, representing a broad cross section of franchisors, master franchisees, and franchise...more
To begin 2014, we remind franchisors of the Government's response to the changes to the Franchising Code recommended last year. On 6 January 2014, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson advised that the Coalition advocated...more
Franchisors that have developed successful programs in their home countries will frequently consider expansion opportunities in other countries. In the past, the U.S. was not necessarily an attractive venue in light of the...more
In today’s global marketplace, companies need to be informed about foreign laws and practices that impact, or may potentially impact, their businesses in the various regions they serve. This edition of Global Connection...more
In the '90s, we witnessed efforts by franchisee rights advocates to introduce federal franchise legislation to protect franchisee interests in their relationships with franchisors. In connection with the FTC reviewing and...more
Last month the Supreme Court of Ohio helped clarify an oft-litigated feature of the state’s beer and wine “franchise” law. Like most such enactments, Ohio’s franchise law (the “Ohio Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act”)...more
Last fall the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against a software developer and rent-to-own stores that secretly monitored people in their homes. The developer provided the stores with software that had a “Detective...more
FRANCHISOR 101: PRINCIPALS NOT LIABLE UNLESS THEY PARTICIPATE IN FRAUD -
In Sig, Inc. v. AT&T Digital Life, Inc., a federal district court in Miami held that the principal officers of a home and business security and...more
Antitrust lawyers well know that price discrimination claims under the Robinson-Patman Act (RPA) can be very difficult to win. For example, going as far back as 1953, the Supreme Court has held that there is no buyer...more
The Australian Government has released its response to the review of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Report) and has accepted in full or in principle the majority of recommendations made by the independent reviewer and...more
As all California antitrust lawyers know, California’s principal antitrust statute is the Cartwright Act. The Act “generally outlaws any combinations or agreements which restrain trade or competition or which fix or control...more
The movies are replete with accidental relationships that entertain and amuse. Remember Geena Davis in The Accidental Tourist, or Jackie Chan’s The Accidental Spy? Unlike Hollywood stars, real life entrepreneurs can find...more
The FTC’s amended definition of “creditor” within the Red Flags Rule is now in effect.
The definition is narrower in scope, but under it, a franchisor may still qualify as a “creditor.” For instance, if you use a...more
There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
I hope you enjoy this edition of Jackson Walker's ART of Franchising newsletter. As always, our intention is to provide you with timely and easy-to-read franchise advice, reminders and tips, so that, as...more
This edition of our Franchising Update includes the following articles:
- The recently announced review of the Franchising Code.
- The Pie Face dispute – misleading information or inadequate due...more
In This Issue:
Introduction; Class Action Practice Developments; Common Issues Trials; Class Actions in Quebec; Securities Class Actions; Competition Class Actions; Product Liability Class Actions; Franchise Class...more
FRANCHISING PRIMER -
I. INTRODUCTION -
A. In General Franchising is a method of distribution that combines the advantages of a central specialized system with the capital and micro-management of local independent...more
Originally published in Nevada Business Magazine on 1/1/2013.
Are you operating a franchise system without realizing it? If you are licensing to others the right to use your trademark for a fee, the answer could be yes....more
In This Issue:
- Franchisor 101: FTC Updates Definition of "Exclusive Territory"
- Franchisee 101: No Franchise If You Don't Pay A Fee
- Barry Kurtz Honored As 2013 Super Lawyer
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