Bringing franchise registrations into the 21st century, Washington may require franchisors to e-file registrations.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission is considering implementing a new exemption to its disclosure and registration law for large initial franchise investments in excess of $5 million.
On May 14, 2015, the California state Assembly passed AB 525, a bill that would amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act by expanding the protections for existing franchisees. The bill is now in the Senate for consideration.
Last month, I had the privilege of speaking at the annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, co-sponsored by the University of Nevada Las Vegas’s William S. Boyd School of Law and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada.
Attorney Matthew Kreutzer has joined the law firm Howard & Howard PLLC as a partner in its Las Vegas office effective January 1, 2014.
Under the FTC’s Franchise Rule, a franchisor is permitted, but not required, to answer that all-important question asked by would-be franchise buyers: “how much money can I make?” Sometimes, the franchisor’s answer to that question can generate litigation.