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.
The attached pdf provides the table of contents for this paper. If you would like to obtain a copy of the complete paper, please email John L. Rogers, the Head of our national Franchise and Distribution Group, by clicking here.