Forum on Franchising

The mission of the Forum on Franchising is to be the preeminent forum for the study and discussion of the legal aspects of franchising.

Past, Present and Future: International Franchising in the time of COVID

June 15 | 1 PM EDT

This program is for anyone interested in understanding the challenges and opportunities of franchising internationally, especially global in-house counsel and lawyers representing international franchisors.

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The Franchise Agreements in Bankruptcy Cases and Business Restructurings

July 14 | 1 PM EDT

This Best of the Forum webinar reprises the 2020 Forum workshop on how bankruptcies affect franchising.

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Save The Date: Franchising On My Mind

October 13-15, 2021 | Atlanta, GA

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Law Library

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Past Program Materials

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43rd Annual Forum on Franchising- Limited Time Only - All Access Pass

October 27, 2020

Purchase all 27 accredited workshops from the 43rd Annual Forum on Franchising for the same price as the real-time show. Intensive sold separately.

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Intensive 1- A Sharper Focus on the Shifting Realities for Franchisees in the 2020s

This intensive will take an in-depth look at the changes in franchising that are impacting the representation of franchisees in the 2020s.

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Intensive 2 - A Practical Vision of Trademark and Trade Dress Issues Affecting Franchised Businesses

In this in-depth intensive, learn how to protect a franchise system’s most valuable assets: its trademarks, service marks, and trade dress.

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ABA Connect

This is a space for you to connect with other Forum on Franchising members and committees through interactive discussions, content sharing, and much more.

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Forum on Franchising Books

Please click below to view the archive of books that are available to be purchased from the ABA Store.

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Get Involved

The Forum actively solicits your involvement in and contribution to its activities. These activities are not only a pathway to leadership in the Forum, but collegial endeavors that permit Forum members from all over the country—and the world—to get to know one another and work together in ways that build professional relationships and friendships. The following links contain the names of current members of the Governing Committee and Leadership of the Forum, the pathways to leadership in the Forum, and the various programs available to Forum members in 2019-2020.

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