On April 2, 2020, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (“SCC”) further extended the deadlines for franchisors to submit applications to renew their existing franchise registrations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indiana is the latest franchise registration state to address the COVID-19 crisis.
The New York Attorney General Office’s Department of Law (the “Department”) is the latest of the franchise registration states to announce an extension to franchise registration renewal deadlines in response to the public health emergency created by the coronavirus.
The California Commissioner of Business Oversight (the “Commissioner”) has issued guidance to franchise companies regarding the Department of Business Oversight’s (“DBO”) handling of annual franchise renewal filings.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses across the globe, and franchises are no exception. We have some suggestions for franchisors to consider.
In the latest response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Maryland is encouraging franchisors to reduce the paper they use in their annual registration filings.