By Chad Finkelstein
Q: What terms will a franchisor typically implement for the resale of a franchise? Chad says: While there are no ‘one size fits all’ transfer conditions for franchise agreements, there are a number of terms which are conventional enough to be considered industry standards.
By Chad Finkelstein
Q: What changes have been made to trademark laws in Canada? A: As part of the federal government’s omnibus budget legislation in 2014, amendments were introduced to Canada’s Trademarks Act, in part with a view toward harmonizing our intellectual property laws with those of the international community.
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling in a recent Browning-Ferris Industries case that, if consistent with an upcoming ruling in a McDonald’s case, could drastically change the franchise industry in the U.S. and Canada.
By Chad Finkelstein Is it true British Columbia is getting its own provincial franchise legislation? Chad says:
Barring some unforeseen event, yes. Last year, the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) issued a consultation paper seeking input from franchise-sector stakeholders regarding possible franchise laws for the province.
By Chad Finkelstein Q Why does a prospective franchisee need to work with a franchise lawyer? A: Franchise lawyers do not have any special designations or certifications, but by working primarily with clients in the franchising sector, they are well-attuned to the nuances of interpreting franchise law.
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