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Volpe Koenig
Get ready for a cinematic exploration of innovation and intellectual property as depicted in popular movies about inventors and creators.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Venturing into the world of licensing may allow business owners to dip their toes into brand expansion without plunging into the complexities and legal requirements of franchising.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
On Oct. 26, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its Final Rule on the joint-employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which will take...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On September 20, 2023, a New York state court ordered a stay preventing Ford from implementing its new electric vehicle ("EV") certification programs for dealers...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale
With significant investment in the electric grid and more electric vehicle (EV) charging offerings, the FTC is signaling its intent to further address EV charging stations.
Venable LLP
The FDIC's proposed bank resolution planning rule would make significant changes to its current rule and would cover more banks—including banks that have been subject to a moratorium on filing for the past five years.
Foley & Lardner
A franchisee, Functional HIIT Fitness, has filed suit in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan against a franchisor...
Brown Rudnick LLP
In the commercial world there exist myriad fixed term goods and services contracts. Some contracts renew automatically, but the agreement may state how it can be terminated or renegotiated.
Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys
AB-1228, California's New Fast-Food Worker law has important implications for restaurant franchises and has been signed into law following two years of tactical maneuvering by groups...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
If you had invested in one of the North American sports franchises from 1991- 2022, you would have earned between a seven-fold return (NHL) or over a 14-fold return (NBA)...
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Are you a small business owner who has considered franchising your business? Franchising can be a great way to expand your company's physical presence, grow your revenue, and increase your brand recognition.
Brown Rudnick LLP
For years, California has led the way in the fast food industry, with several famous brands having their origins there, including Jack-in-the-Box, Taco Bell, Del Taco, and Fat Burger.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
No-poach agreements, wherein companies agree not to solicit or hire employees away from a competitor, have been targeted by the White House,1 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division.
Brown Rudnick LLP
In a trade secret dispute between two franchisors of cookie stores, a federal judge has denied Crumbl's injunction request following claims that fellow cookie franchise Dirty Dough...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
If you had invested in a North American sports franchise between 1991 and 2022, you would have earned a sevenfold return for an NHL team or more than a 14-fold return for an NBA team on your...
Goodwin Procter LLP
The food industry is generally considered recession-resistant and less susceptible to economic downturns than other sectors, making it an attractive investment for private equity firms seeking stable returns.
Romano Law
While there are key differences between agents and managers, both must consider whether it's necessary or desirable to affiliate with entertainment unions, including the Screen Actors Guild...
Bona Law PC
In an opinion written by Judge Easterbrook, and a major win for per se no-poach claims, the Seventh Circuit has vacated a district court's dismissal of a Sherman Act
Steptoe & Johnson
A recent Seventh Circuit opinion by Judge Easterbrook held that no-poach agreements, absent valid ancillary restraints, can be per se illegal.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A Massachusetts federal court judge has ruled that an OEM-branded prepaid vehicle maintenance plan sold and administered by a third-party to auto dealers is not subject to the Massachusetts...
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