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Posted on Blog April 21, 2015

It’s that time of the year again for franchisors to update their FDDs. In addition to updating the FDD within a reasonable time after the close of each quarter to include any material changes, the Federal Trade Commission’s Amended Franchise Rule (16 C.F.R. Part 436) requires franchisors to update their FDDs annually within 120 days Read more →

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Posted on Blog April 21, 2015

A preliminary injunction may be imposed after the closure of a franchised business. In Bans Pasta, LLC v. Mirko Franchising, LLC, No. 7:13-cv-00360-JCT, 2014 WL 2158128 (W.D. Va. May 23, 2014). Restaurant franchisee Bans Pasta sought rescission of a franchise agreement on the ground that it was negligently and fraudulently induced into entering into the Read more →

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Posted on Blog April 21, 2015

In a recent case, a federal district court ruled that a satisfactory showing on a federal trademark infringement claim the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C.A. § 1114, will also establish claims for common law trademark infringement and common law unfair competition under both California and New Jersey law. Century 21 Real Estate LLC v. Ed/Var Inc., Read more →

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Posted on Blog April 8, 2015

Robert F. Salkowski spoke on April 8th before a large group of multi-unit franchise owners and industry suppliers on the subject of Mergers & Acquisitions. This year the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference took place at Ceasers Palace in Las, Vegas, Nevada.    

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Posted on Blog June 30, 2014

Cities like Seattle, which are raising their minimum wage, are treating franchise businesses the same as big businesses. These new laws give small, local businesses until 2021 to comply, while they give big businesses and franchisees alike until 2017. Franchisees argue they’re more like the small businesses. If you find yourself with a franchise problem, Read more →

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