Buying A Franchise May Have Become More Difficult
According to the November 15th Wall Street Journal (WSJ Small Business Report, November 15, 2010), Emily Maltby, a staff reporter for WSJ, states that for “entrepreneurs, it’s getting tougher to get...Read more
Should Franchisors Allow or Require Franchisees to File Fictitious Name Registrations?
I always recommend that my franchisee clients form a separate legal entity to avoid personal liability. Whether that entity is a corporation or a limited liability company, will vary depending...Read more
The Significance of Items 5, 6 & 7 of the FDD to a Prospective Franchisee
One of the many things that I advise my clients who are prospective franchisees to do, is to make sure that they are familiar with Items 5, 6 & 7...Read more
Should Franchisors Allow Franchisees to Use The Franchisor’s Trade Name in Their Corporate Name?
Franchisors should not allow their franchisees to use the tradename in the franchisee’s corporate name. This dilutes the trademark and the value of the brand and mark. So how should franchisees...Read more
What Are the Key Differences Between a Franchise and a License?
In franchise law, it does not matter what name you give your relationship, if you meet the 3 criteria that of the federal definition (trademark under which the licensee will...Read more