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An Export Plan Should Include the Consideration of U.S. Distribution Laws if Selling Into the United States Through Sales...

A Canadian or other foreign company looking to obtain a presence in the U.S. market without having to set up its own U.S. sales operation may consider using intermediariesn such as independent distributors and sales...more

Are Franchise Agreements Negotiable?

In theory, yes, franchise agreements are negotiable. In practice, they may not be negotiable – particularly in ways that are meaningful. Every franchisor has a form of franchise agreement that defines the rights and...more

Financial Performance Representations

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

Franchising Update - February 2014

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

Ten Contract Provisions That a Prospective Franchisee Should Consider Before Signing a Franchise Agreement

The saying that “love is blind” is as true in picking a franchise as in finding a soul-mate. Most prospective franchisees tend to shop franchise concepts instead of franchise agreements. They focus their search on hot...more

Thinking about Buying a Franchise?

If you’re considering purchasing a franchise, you’re probably overwhelmed by the size of the Franchise Disclosure Document (or, as it’s colloquially called, the “FDD”) and firmly believe that the franchisor’s lawyer gets paid...more

Focused on Franchise Law - December 2013

FRANCHISOR 101: LEARNING THE HARD WAY - Franchisors entering into settlement agreements with current or former franchisees must be certain that the agreements give the franchisors the right to make required FDD...more

Franchise Review Oct 2013 - Frequently Asked Questions: Can I use my U.S. Franchise Disclosure Document in Canada?

The franchise legislation of Alberta, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Manitoba each contain a provision permitting delivery of a document prepared for another jurisdiction, provided that it is supplemented with any...more

Survival of the Fittest: Why Do Some Franchise Systems Survive When Other Fail?

What had 28 flavors, nearly 1,000 locations, and a ubiquitous orange roof? If you answered Howard Johnsons Restaurants, then you are one of a shrinking number of people who can still appreciate the power that brand once had....more

Focused on Franchise Law - July 2013

FRANCHISOR 101: PROVIDING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPRESENTATIONS TO POTENTIAL FRANCHISEES: Financial performance representations (FPRs) consist of historical earnings data presented by franchisors to potential...more

Best Practices - April 2013

Keeping Up with Franchise Law in Canada - Osler’s Franchise Group is featured in an “Editorial Gem” in an exciting new book, Great Canadian Franchise Stories, written by Dawn Mucci and Felicia Pizzonia. The title of...more

The A.R.T. of Franchising Advice - Reminders - Tips - February 2013

Dear Franchisor, 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

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