October 11, 2012
Often, a trademark owner will license the use of its mark to another party while pausing to consider whether that license might be an unintended sale of a franchise. This oversight can have serious consequences, as the offer and sale of franchises in the United States is highly regulated under both federal and state law.
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Bob Felber leads the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Waller Lansden in Nashville, Tenn. For more than 25 years, he has counseled clients on IP matters with an emphasis in the areas of domestic and international brand clearance and protection, domain name disputes, product distribution and franchising.
Email: Bob.Felber at wallerlaw.com