Cannabis Trademark Licensing and the Accidental Franchise
Licensed producers and other cannabis companies are licensing their trademarks to successful applicants for Ontario cannabis retail licenses. Trademark license agreements involve downside legal risk; in particular, the “accidental franchise”, and must be drafted with attentiveness to the …Continue reading the post titled Cannabis Trademark Licensing and the Accidental Franchise
Peter Dillon comments on Canadian coffee giant and franchisee group potential settlement
Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon recently spoke with Advocate Daily about a Canadian coffee giant and frustrated franchisees that appear to be close to reaching a settlement in two class action lawsuits. Click here to view the full articleContinue reading the post titled Peter Dillon comments on Canadian coffee giant and franchisee group potential settlement
Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
Before the Ontario Cannabis License Act was passed, I wrote about the relative merits of corporate store ownership and franchising as business models for cannabis retail. It now appears that corporate store ownership will not be an option for licensed producers who wish to establish a sig…Continue reading the post titled Cannabis License Act: Franchising Implications
Everything is electronic: Implementing electronic delivery of franchise disclosure documents and electronic execution of documents
Everything is electronic. It certainly feels that way. Even in areas that are slow to adopt change, digital is taking over. While many franchise systems are on the cutting edge of technology in their offerings and their methods of conducting business with clients, the processes of selling fr…Continue reading the post titled Everything is electronic: Implementing electronic delivery of franchise disclosure documents and electronic execution of documents
Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model
In the wake of federal plans to legalize recreational cannabis use, the Western Provinces announced licensing schemes for private sale. A number of cannabis companies, such as Canndara, Spiritleaf, and Starbuds, began the process of organizing franchise systems with a view to exploiting t…Continue reading the post titled Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model
Franchise rescission no relief from loan obligations
Last week, Perell J. granted summary judgment to the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) for indebtedness owed by Everest Group Inc. (“Everest”), a franchisee which had sought to rescind its franchise agreement. Perell J. refused to require the bank to forebear exercising its rights until the fr…Continue reading the post titled Franchise rescission no relief from loan obligations
So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?
So you’re interested in buying a franchise. What next? There are many reasons to buy a franchise. Whether you’re attracted to the prospect of running your own business, the support that being a part a franchise system offers, owning a business that already has an established presence and rep…Continue reading the post titled So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?
Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires the information contained in a franchisor’s disclosure document (“FDD”) to be updated at various times. Follow these steps to ensure that your document is up-to-date: A franchisor needs to ensure…Continue reading the post titled Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?
Peter Dillon Analyses the Raibex Canada Case
Siskinds partner, Peter Dillon, was featured in today’s edition of Advocate Daily for his recent article that analysed the results of Raibex Canada v ASWR Franchising Corp. Dillon regards the decision by the Court of Appeal as a “dose of pragmatism” and a favourable decision for franchisors.…Continue reading the post titled Peter Dillon Analyses the Raibex Canada Case
Peter Dillon Featured in Franchise Law Journal – Canada’s Developing Franchise Jurisprudence
The Franchise Law Journal is a respected collection of franchising news, published seasonally by the American Bar Association. Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was recently featured in the winter 2017 edition for his article Canada: It’s Like Watching A Car Crash in Slow Motion. With homage to …Continue reading the post titled Peter Dillon Featured in Franchise Law Journal – Canada’s Developing Franchise Jurisprudence