What? I am a Franchise!? What Do I Do Now?



Friday, May 19, 2023
11:00 AM-12:30 PM CST

Most people think they know a franchise when they see one, but oftentimes franchise relationships may disguise themselves as a trademark license or as a distribution agreement. If in fact these relationships satisfy the definition of a franchise, what are the implications to the respective parties?

This workshop will explore the benefits and burdens of entering into a franchise relationship and how to identify the definitional requirements that trigger a franchise relationship, coupled with any safe harbors from compliance obligations that may be available to would-be franchisors.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • What presale compliance requirements must be undertaken before a lawful franchise relationship may be created?
  • What are the risks to a franchisor for failing to comply with franchise regulations?
  • Once the franchise relationship is created, what are the ongoing responsibilities of both parties?
  • What international franchise laws are implicated in cross-border franchise relationships?

For more information, view the event details.