Franchising vs. Licensing – the Illegal Franchise Dilemma

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Think you may have bought an illegal, disguised franchise that's called a license or something else? Or are you a company looking to expand and have been told to go with inexpensive licensing instead of expensive franchising? But a franchise attorney warned against selling illegal, disguised franchises? The franchise vs. license issue is not that complicated but is fraught with legal pitfalls that can end up breaking the bank. This article, written by a franchise attorney and internationally recognized franchise expert shares insights and knowledge gained in the trenches of franchise vs. license litigation. It will allow franchising vs. licensing decisions to be made with knowledge and wisdom.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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