The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) recently announced updates to its electronic filing portal that franchisors and other companies use to file franchise registration documents in California.
Attorney Matthew Kreutzer has joined the law firm Howard & Howard PLLC as a partner in its Las Vegas office effective January 1, 2014.
Are you unknowingly operating a franchise system? If you are licensing others to use your trademarks for a fee, the answer could be yes. Under federal or even state law, a commercial relationship between two parties could be a franchise — even if neither of the parties intended to create one.