Why Your Trademark Application Needs One Last Extension

“Laughter is the best medicine, but your insurance only covers chuckles, snickers and giggles.” We’ve all been there. Whether it’s buying AppleCare or upgrading insurance on your rental car, odds are…

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Trademark Scams

We have been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty…. a member of the royal family would like to transfer a large amount of money to you…. your Netflix password has been compromised,…

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):
Considerations for Franchisors

By introducing the California Consumer Privacy Act, California continues its pattern of enacting legislation that has the potential to impact the franchise industry in a significant way. The CCPA…

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Advertising Franchises

Franchise for sale!  Only fifty cents (well, not really but you get the idea).  You have some amazing advertising pieces to sell your franchise.  So you can just use them however and wherever you…

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Working from Home:
10 Tips for a Quarantined Workforce

Drumm Law and its team of 24 have been working remotely for 10 years. Here are some tips for the newly virtual. Get out of bed (literally and figuratively) Do not lay in bed with the laptop. That is…

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California’s Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB-5)

Sometimes it Pays to Wait-and-See

Many franchisors are wondering what changes they should make in response to California’s AB-5 that went into effect on January 1, 2020. In a nutshell, we don’t think it makes sense to make any…

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Item 19 Financial Performance Representations in the time of COVID

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “COVID ruined everything” more than once. And unfortunately, we’re here to tell you the same likely applies for Item 19 financial performance representations……

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SELLING YOUR BUSINESS:

Top three tips for getting the purchase price you want

So, you are thinking of selling your business, or part of your business.  Congratulations!  Now, take a seat and roll up your sleeves.  There is hard work and tears ahead (and not just for your…

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Should I have a financial performance representation (FPR) in my FDD?

When I get asked this question, I respond as follows: “The FDD has 23 Items. If there were just one Item in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) you could look in deciding whether or not to buy a…

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