Franchise Law

Ways to Avoid Vicarious Liability for Franchisors

, The Legal Intelligencer


Franchisors protecting their brand need to walk a fine line. Too little control and the branding message becomes blurred. Too much control and the franchisor can be held vicariously liable for acts and omissions of the franchisee. Franchisors need to control their trademarks, but should they be responsible for every aspect of the franchisee's operation?

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