By Frank Zaid
I have been involved in franchising in many capacities for nearly 45 years, as a lawyer, a mediator, an ombudsman, an arbitrator, an expert witness, an investor and a member of franchisors’ and franchise associations’ boards of directors and executive committees.
By Frank Zaid
Q: What issues are being raised in today’s Canadian franchise agreements and disclosure documents with regard to intellectual property? Historically, the term ‘intellectual property’ referred to statutory patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights.
By Frank Zaid
Q: Can a franchisor deliver a disclosure document to a franchisee and sign a franchise agreement before a location for the franchise has been determined? In such situations, the FDD cannot include a copy of the head lease, of course, because it does not yet exist.
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