Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Law

The Davis LLP Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Practice Group provides advice and documentation to successful franchisors, licensors and distributors from North America and globally, in the following areas:

  • Compliance with Canadian franchise legislation
  • Direct franchises
  • Master franchises
  • Area development agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Branch operations
  • Trade-mark registrations
  • Domain name registrations
  • Internet websites
  • E-commerce transactions
  • Master and territorial distribution (supply) arrangements

Emerging Issues

  • Expansion of Canadian Franchise legislation
  • Growing number of ‘franchisee friendly’ court decisions in Canada
  • Administration of advertising funds
  • Compliance with privacy legislation