Can I Show the Super Bowl at my Brewery?

Sounds simple enough right? Just wipe down the bar, turn on the TV, and watch your beloved craft patrons flow in while your taps flow out. Like most things in life, it isn’t that simple and there are legal issues that may come into play (pun intended). Copyright Issues? The NFL owns the copyright to the Super Bowl. Think about it - how many times have you heard or read “Any other use of this…

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Franchise terminations and non-renewals. What do I need to know as the franchisor and franchisee?

They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately that plays true to many franchise relationships as well (though if it’s ending, it may not have been all that good to begin with). Franchise agreements can end either by some form of termination, or expiring by their own terms. When most franchise agreements expire, the franchisee will generally have an opportunity to renew the franchise…

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The Importance of Franchise Record Keeping

Why Do I Need to Keep Records? Keeping records gives you an additional reason to check and make sure that the documents are properly completed and fully executed. If a dispute arises, incomplete documents can cause major headaches for franchisors. Having complete records is also vital to running your franchise and enforcing your agreements. Without proper records, you may not be able to prove the…

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