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Franchise article series: Franchising and intellectual property

This article is part of a series of articles that document some key considerations about franchising, including some of the pitfalls and the opportunities.

 

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Franchise article series: Franchise disclosure document

One of the main features under the Franchises Act has been the implementation of a Franchise Disclosure Document. The Franchise Disclosure Document is intended to summarize all material facts regarding the franchise.

 

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Are you making false representations in your franchise agreement?

Is it possible that an otherwise well-written franchise agreement might itself contain false representations by the franchisor?

 

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Ontario’s proposed changes to employment and labour laws could still impact franchising

The Ontario government has responded with surprising speed to the Final Report from the Changing Workplaces Review (the Final Report) by introducing Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 on June 1, only eight days after the release of the Final Report on May 23, 2017. Bill 148 is intended to implement certain recommendations made in the Final Report. In a positive development for franchisors and franchisees, Bill 148 does not include measures to adopt the more drastic recommendations in the Final Report that were specifically directed at franchise systems.

 

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