This paper is intended to provide franchisors and lawyers experienced in franchising with a broad overview of legal considerations relating to Canadian franchising and expansion of franchise systems within or to Canada. Topics covered include:
federal laws, including those related to trade-marks, copyrights, the patent act, privacy and immigration;
provincial franchise laws; and
information about expanding to Canada, including structuring the Canadian system and "Canadianizing" the franchise agreement.
If you have any questions related to this paper, please contact John Rogers, Chair of the Davis LLP Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Practice Group.