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Differences Between Licensing and Franchising

Posted by Michelle L. DelMar, Esq. Jan 11, 2016 2:17:40 PM

TO LICENSE OR FRANCHISE . . . THAT IS THE QUESTION.

Understanding the Differences between Licensing and Franchising . . . that is the challenge.

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.  Similarly, if a deal is structured like a franchise and/or operates like a franchise, it’s likely a “franchise,” and if so, franchise laws must be complied with, regardless of what you call the deal (i.e., even if you choose to call it a “license,” not a “franchise”).  Misrepresenting the deal, misunderstanding the deal and failure to comply with necessary laws, could result in civil and criminal penalties for persons and businesses involved.

Tags: Franchise Your Business, Strategies from Business and Trademark Lawyer, Contracts, What Business Owners Should Know; Corp.'s & LLC's, What are Trademarks

Differences Between Licensing and Franchising

TO LICENSE OR FRANCHISE . . . THAT IS THE QUESTION. Understanding the Differences between Licensing and Franchising . . . that is the challenge. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.  Similarly, if a deal is structured like a franchise and/or operates like a [...]

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