Fundamentals of Franchising

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By Robert A. Lauer

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Providing the international franchise law practitioner with an in-depth review of the laws and regulations in Europe that affect franchising. The chapter authors review also includes relevant laws that do not specifically regulate franchising in the majority of European countries.

Since by far the largest and most economically significant group of countries is the European Union, the book's first chapter addresses the franchising-related issues that are dealt with at the EU level and are applied within each of the member states, and also by members of the European Economic Area (EEA) in broadly the same way.

Following the initial discussion of EU regulations, individual country chapters follow standard template for ease of use and reference. Topics include:

  • Business overview, covering issues such as: governmental approach to business/commercial activity; business structures; banks' support for franchising; inward investment; overview of the franchise market, and more

  • Franchise trade association(s) active in that country

  • Franchise laws

  • Franchise agreements

  • Brand/know-how, including trade names, trademarks, copyrights, and others

  • Real estate

  • Taxation

  • Employment and vicarious liability

  • Disputes
  • Fundamentals of Franchising