Professional Franchise Lawyers in Vancouver, BC
Titan Law offers a range of corporate services, including franchise law. Our sophisticated team of lawyers are knowledgeable and well-versed in the perpetually growing and changing franchise sector. We are ready to be your franchise lawyers.
Our Lawyers Specializing in Franchise Law are Ready to Help You
What is a Franchise?
A franchise is a business model for expansion, whereby the franchisor, who establishes the franchise, or the master franchisor, who has distribution rights for a franchise in a specific area, distributes their products or services through franchisees, who pay royalties to conduct business under the franchisor’s trademark name and system.
British Columbia, relatively recently, adopted franchise legislation to protect potential franchisees, legislate the duty of fair dealing, and clearly set franchising requirements so that each franchise is sold and bought with sufficient information to determine whether it is a sound investment.
Franchises are not regulated the same across Canada and there is no one federal legislation surrounding franchises. Six provinces in Canada have enacted provincial legislation including: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The legislation in each province is similar, but not identical. Certain industries must also adhere to provincial and municipal laws regarding the commerce of goods and services.
Titan Law has assisted a number of franchises in British Columbia and across Canada with franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, other franchise related documentation, registering trademarks, and generally navigating this specific legal framework. We have also represented our clients in litigation where franchises fail to adhere to legislated requirements and dispute resolutions between franchisors and franchisees.
Titan Law has extensive experience in franchising and deep expertise in key sectors for franchise businesses including, but not limited to the food and beverage industry, health care sector, education and hospitality. Franchising in Canada and globally, is an ever-changing sector and our team takes the time to stay informed
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Titan Law’s franchise lawyers offer a free initial consultation to better understand you and your business needs and answer any questions you may have. We will work with you to create unique solutions and strategies which align with your business values and objectives. Contact Titan Law today to get quality legal advice regarding your franchise.