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International Franchising, 2nd Edition

International Franchising, 2nd Edition

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  • Publisher: Juris Publishing_
  • ISBN: 9781578233137
  • Published In: October 2019
  • Format: Loose-leaf , 1040 pages
  • Jurisdiction: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, International, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Thailand, U.K., Ukraine, Vietnam ? Disclaimer:
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    One can rely on International Franchising for expert analysis of the franchising law and practice in 34 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Each section beings with a survey of the general legal environment, followed by a more exhaustive treatment of relevant issues, including advertising, competition law, contract formation and termination, franchisee protection and intellectual property. Topics on franchise trade practices and regulation of franchising include the treatment of foreign-owned and foreign-directed businesses, nature of exchange controls, use of trade and service marks and the effect of antitrust regulation.

  • Australia
    Introduction
    Regulatory Framework
    Implications of the 2010 Amendments to the Franchising Code
    Recent Franchising Cases
    Competition and Consumer Act
    Taxation and Duties
    Conclusion

    Austria
    Introduction
    Substantive Legal Issues

    Brazil
    Introduction 
    Corporate Aspects of Franchising 
    Conclusion

    Canada
    Introduction
    Broad Definition of Franchise 
    Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
    Franchisees’ Right to Associate 
    Validity of Release Given by Franchisee 
    Franchise Disclosure Documents 
    Franchisors’ Remedies against Franchisees 
    Franchisees’ Remedies against Franchisors 
    Franchisor’s Duty to Promote its Brand
    Use of Foreign Disclosure Documents 
    Compliance with Canadian Business Regulations
    Quebec
    Conclusion

    China
    Introduction
    Legal Environment

    Cyprus
    Introduction
    Doing Business in Cyprus
    Franchising in Cyprus
    Competition Law
    Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights
    Taxation

    Czech Republic
    Introduction
    Relevant Legislation
    Business Operations
    Intellectual Property Law
    Purchasing Real Estate
    Litigation
    Taxation
    Financial Support for Franchising
    Czech Franchise Association
    Appendix

     

    Denmark
    Introduction
    Contract Law
    Company Law
    Real Property
    Competition and Antitrust
    Intellectual Property
    Product Liability
    Taxation
    Ethical Standards of Franchising
    Certification of Franchise System
    Forum, Choice of Law, and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards
    Conclusion

    Egypt
    Introduction
    Franchising in Egypt
    Franchising Environment
    Substantive Legal Issues in Franchising
    Taxation

    England and Wales
    Introduction
    General Environment
    Substantive Legal Issues
    Relevant Legislation and Practice
    Taxation

    Finland
    Introduction
    Forms of Business Enterprises
    Financing of the Franchise
    Substantive Legal Issues
    Specific Franchise Contract Provisions

     France
    Introduction
    Pre-Contractual Issues
    Performance of the Contract
    Requalification of Franchise Agreements as Employment Contracts or Application of the Labor Code
    Termination of the Contract
    Rules Applicable to Transfer of the Franchise Network
    Latest Decisions on Non-Affiliation Clauses
    Conclusion

    Germany
    Introduction 
    Franchise Contracts and Statutory Requirements
    Labor Law
    Intellectual Property Rights
    Form of Business Organization
    Conclusion

    Hong Kong
    Introduction
    Franchising Climate
    Intellectual Property Rights
    Form of Business Organization
    Taxation
    Import and Export Controls and Customs
    Insurance
    Franchisor Liability
    Franchise Agreement
    Conclusion

    Indonesia
    Introduction
    Franchise Concept
    Legal Issues Related to the Franchise Arrangement
    Conclusion

    Iran
    Introduction 
    Laws Applicable to Franchise Agreements 
    Franchise Agreements

    Israel
    Introduction
    Legal Framework
    Court Judgments and Decisions
    Franchising Practice
    Typical Characteristics of a Franchise Agreement
    Master Agreement
    Conclusion

    Italy
    Introduction
    Contract
    Cases Relevant to Franchising 
    Franchisor’s Trade Marks
    Tax Aspects
    International Franchising
    Antitrust Law 
    Regulation of Commerce
    Financing
    Foreign Investment

    Japan
    Introduction
    Licensing of Names, Marks, and Symbols
    Licensing of Know-How and Protection of Confidential Information
    Essential Terms and Conditions of Franchising Agreement
    Anti-Monopoly Law

    Lithuania
    Introduction
    Substantive Legal Issues
    Franchising Vehicles
    Taxation

    Luxembourg
    Introduction
    General Business Environment
    Substantive Legal Issues
    Trade and Service Marks
    Product Liability
    Form of Business Organizations
    Tax Regime Applicable to Franchising Operations

    Malaysia
    Introduction
    Overview of Franchising in Malaysia
    Impact of Competition Laws on Franchising
    Franchising in Malaysia
    Trade Marks
    Product Liability and Franchising
    Business Organizations for Franchising
    Tax Regime

    Mexico
    Introduction
    Nature of the Franchise Agreement
    Remedies for Breach of Agreement
    Conclusion

    Norway
    Introduction
    Legal Aspects of Franchising
    Substantive Legal Issues
    Franchise Relationship
    Competition or Antitrust Law
    Agency Law
    Franchise Contract Terms
    Financing Issues 
    Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing
    Liability Issues
    Taxation
    Current Legal Issues
    Conclusion

    Peru
    Introduction
    Franchising and Forms of Business Organizations
    Legal Issues

    Portugal
    Introduction
    Franchise Agreements
    Competition Law
    Intellectual Property
    Quality Control and Products Liability
    Form of Business Organization
    Taxation

    Romania
    Introduction
    Franchising Systems

    Russia
    Introduction 
    Contract of Commercial Concession (Franchise)
    Conclusion

    Singapore
    Introduction
    Singapore Franchise Market
    The Law
    Intellectual Property Protection in Singapore
    Conclusion

    Slovenia
    Introduction
    Franchising Legislation
    Competition Law
    Law of Contract
    Intellectual Property
    International Private Law
    Company Law
    Foreign Investment
    Acquisition of Ownership
    Franchising in Practice

    Thailand
    Introduction
    National Legislation
    Due Diligence
    Common Drafting Pitfalls
    Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Recordal
    Trade Competition Issues
    Franchisor Security
    Taxation Issues
    Dispute Resolution
    Termination
    Draft Franchising Business Act
    Conclusion

    Ukraine
    Introduction
    Franchising

    United States
    Introduction
    Environment
    Franchise-Specific Regulation
    Substantive Legal Issues
    Relevant Practice
    Business Models and Taxation
    Pending Legislation

    Vietnam
    Introduction
    Legal Framework
    Intellectual Property
    Taxation
    Dispute Resolution
    Alternatives to Franchising
    Conclusion

  • About the Editor:

    Professor Dennis Campbell is the Director of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) in Salzburg, Austria, and teaches as an adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School. He is the former Director of International Programs and Professor of Law at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has lectured at Stockholm University, Helsinki University, Salzburg University, National University of Taiwan, Warsaw University, and Jagiellonian University. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the Iowa State Bar and is a former Assistant Secretary of the California State Senate.

    The Center for International Legal Studies promotes the dissemination of information among members of the international legal community, through research and publication projects, post-graduate and professional training programs, and academic seminars, professional symposia and continuing legal education conferences. Nearly 5,000 lawyers worldwide have been designated as Fellows of the CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES in recognition of their contributions to its programs. The Center provides observers on a regular basis at meetings of UNCITRAL and its Working Groups in Vienna and New York.

    Contributors Include:
    Australia 
    - Chris Nikou and Anna Trist, Middletons
    Austria - Dr. Alexander Cizek, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH
    Canada - Brad Hanna, Jeffrey Levine, and Les Chaiet, McMillan LLP
    China - Ella S.K. Cheong, Ella Cheong
    Cyprus - Andreas Neocleous, Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
    Denmark - Lasse A. Søndergaard Christensen, Gorrissen Federspiel
    Egypt - A. Safaa El Din El Oteifi, Denton Wilde Sapte Egypt
    England and Wales - John Pratt, Hamilton Pratt
    Finland - Petri Rinkinen and Uwe Uusitalo, Castrén & Snellman
    France - Marie-Elisabeth Hertz and Catherine Mermet, Bernard-Hertz-Béjot
    Germany - Stefan Bretthauer, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
    Hong Kong - Andrea S.Y. Fong, Wilkinson & Grist
    Indonesia - Ibrahim Senen and Rivan F. Ramadhan, DNC Advocates at Work
    Iran - Mehrnaz Mehrabi, International Law Office of Mehrnaz Mehrabi and Associates
    Israel - Peggy Sharon and Inbal Natan-Zehavi, Levitan, Sharon & Co.
    Italy - Julia Holden and Francesca Ferrero, Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati
    Japan - Takenari Shimizu, Kamiyacho International Law Office
    Lithuania - Rita Kambleviciene and Paulius Markovas, Raidla Lejins & Norcous
    Luxembourg - Katia Manhaeve, Allen & Overy Luxembourg
    Malaysia - Leela Baskaran, Skrine
    Mexico - Gabriela Campos de Pablo, Barrera and Ernesto F. Algaba R., Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C.
    Norway - Knut Boye, Simonsen Advokatf irma DA
    Peru - María del Carmen Alvarado, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados
    Russia - Natalia Iordanova, G.S.L. Law & Consulting, Ltd.
    Singapore - Daniel Lim, Bernard Lui, Michele Teh and Vanessa Chew, Stamford Law Corporation
    Slovenia - Peter Grilc and Miha Juhart, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana
    Thailand - Alan Adcock and Sriwan Puapondh, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd.
    Ukraine - Anna V. Tsirat, Jurvneshservice Law Firm
    Vietnam - Thomas J. Treutler and Thom Thi Mai Nguyen, Tilleke & Gibbins 

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