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DLA Piper Will Drop Clients

The 4200 attorney firm has 15 franchise attorneys who may be shown the door as focus shifts to serving global corporate clients.

Franchisors: Competition Is Great So Long As You Don't Compete With Me

Almost every franchise agreement includes a post-term covenant not-to-compete whereby the franchisor has the right to thwart a franchisee’s right to operate or own a competitive business after the expiration or termination of the franchise agreement.

Franchisors, Dirty Hands and Equity

Owners of trademarks understandably sue licensees when licensees continue to use the owners’ trademarks after owners have retracted their authorization to use them.

Claims Of Franchisor Discrimination: Dead On Arrival

As a franchisee attorney I’m unable to even begin to put a number on how many times I’ve received calls from distressed franchisees claiming that they are victims of “unfair discrimination” by their franchisors. And, these callers
always have a strong view on the legality of such discrimination.