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Is Google’s Trademark in Danger?

Google has grown far beyond an online search engine. In addition to being one of the most valuable brands in the world, Google has become part of our language. You don’t search something online, you Google it.…

Read More August 6, 2015
What Legal Zoom May Not be Telling You

As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, I am actually somewhat of a fan of Legal Zoom. No, I don’t use their services and I would not recommend that you file a trademark registration, patent or franchise review…

Read More March 26, 2015
The Importance of Registering Your Trade Name

To have your trade name and business name protected by the USPTO‚ you will need to complete a registration process.

Read More August 18, 2010
Trademark and Service Mark infringement: Is it a Crime?

Service mark infringement is a very real crime and businesses can receive compensation when another business violates their registered service mark.

Read More June 25, 2010

Franchising Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Franchising Your Business

New to franchising? Do you want to learn more about franchising your business, where to start, the steps, and how to know if you are doing it right?

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Is Your Business Franchisable and Should You Franchise?

Franchising may be the next big step for your business and represents an opportunity to grow your brand. So, how do you know if franchising is right for you? How do you know if your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not you should franchise your business? To answer these questions you must evaluate whether or not your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not your individual goals and your business goals align with franchising and establishing a franchise organization responsible for on-boarding, training, and supporting franchisees.

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Licensing Vs. Franchising

When considering expanding a business both franchising and licensing are possible options. Each option however comes with different rules and regulations. Prior to moving forward with franchising a business or licensing a business it is important to understand the differences and how each may have an affect on you.

Franchise Lawyer Charles N. Internicola wrote “Licensing versus Franchising” for the very purpose of allowing successful business owners to understand the difference between licensing a business and franchising a business.

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Guide to Selecting a Franchise Lawyer

If you have questions about franchise lawyers, what they do, how they can help, the cost, and how to select the right franchise lawyer for you, then this guide will help.

Franchise lawyers advise and represent individuals and businesses on legal issues that involve franchising a business, preparing an FDD, filing and renewing FDD registrations, buying a franchise, and litigation involving the franchisor and franchisee relationship. The role of a franchise lawyer varies depending on whether he or she represents the franchisor or the franchisee.

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Item 19 Financial Performance Representations

Check out our guide where we discuss how to plan and properly disclose Financial Performance Representations in your FDD.

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Franchise Sales Compliance Guide

Are you a franchisor or a part of a franchise sales team? Do you want to learn more about franchise sale compliance and ensure that your sales practices comply with franchise laws and are consistent with best practices? Then this guide is for you.

In this guide you’ll learn the fundamentals of franchise sales compliance including the franchise laws, regulations, and best practices that your team should have in place for every franchise sale.

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