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.

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Fundamentals of Franchising

Fundamentals of Franchising

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a comprehensive overview of franchise law for those practitioners who want a thorough introduction to the field, as well as those who want a refresher on one or more areas of franchise law practice. Some of the area’s top franchise lawyers will discuss the intellectual property aspects of franchising, structuring a franchise, disclosure and registration requirements, franchise relationship laws, international franchising and the representation of franchisees. Every attendee will receive Fundamentals of Franchising (4th ed.), the most current version of the ABA Forum on Franchising’s comprehensive book on the fundamentals of franchising for the legal practitioner.

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