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American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
Co-author – Joseph Adler (to be published in January 2017)
Fundamentals of Franchising - Canada
January, 2017
Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Law Day
Attendees – Joseph Adler, Idan Erez
September, 2016
The Franchise Manual Podcast #7
Speaker – Joseph Adler
Canada - How to Expand your Franchise Concept
June, 2016 The Franchise Manual Podcast Episode #7
International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (Orlando)
Attendee – Stephanie Chong
May, 2016
The Franchise Voice (Volume 17, Issue 2)
Author – Stephanie Chong
Is Your System Ready? 5 Things a franchisor can do now to prepare for key changes to Canada's Trademarks Act (plus 1 bonus item to consider for the future)
May, 2016
International Franchise Association 49th Annual Legal Symposium
Attendee – Joseph Adler
May, 2016
Canadian Franchise Association Webinar
Co-speaker – Joseph Adler
Negotiating an International Franchise Agreement
May, 2016
LexisNexis
Author – Stephanie Chong
"Trade-mark Appeals", chapter in "Intellectual Property Litigation - Forms and Precedents"
April, 2016
Canadian Franchise Association National Convention
Attendee – Joseph Adler
April, 2016
International Franchise Association 56th Annual Convention
Attendees – Joseph Adler, Lloyd Hoffer
February, 2016
Law Society of Upper Canada IP Year in Review (Toronto)
Speaker – Stephanie Chong
Cross Border Professionalism Issues for every IP Practitioner to Consider
January, 2016
Canadian Franchise Association 2016 Law Day
Speaker – Joseph Adler
Negotiating International Franchise Agreements
January, 2016
Ontario Bar Association 15th Annual Franchise Law Conference
Attendee – Joseph Adler, Lloyd Hoffer
November, 2015
Ontario Bar Association 15th Annual Franchise Law Conference
Co-speaker – Lloyd Hoffer
If, Why, When and How: A Practical Guide To Settling Franchise Disputes
November, 2015
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting (Banff)
Attendee – Stephanie Chong
October, 2015
American Bar Association 38th Annual Forum on Franchising
Attendees – Joseph Adler, Lloyd Hoffer
October, 2015
Franchise and Distribution Law Journal (Federated Press)
Author – Stephanie Chong
What Franchisors Need to Do to Prepare Themselves for Changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act
June, 2015
International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (San Diego)
Attendee – Stephanie Chong
May, 2015
Canadian Franchise Association Webinar
Speaker – Lloyd Hoffer
Worried About Rescission Claims And Other Lawsuits?
May, 2015
Canadian Franchise Association National Convention (Niagara Falls)
Attendees – Joseph Adler, Lloyd Hoffer and Stephanie Chong
April, 2015
Franchise and Distribution (Volume XVII, No. 4) (Federated Press)
Author – Stephanie Chong
Changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act
April, 2015
Mini-LLB for CIOs conference (Federated Press)
Speaker – Joseph Adler
Legal Risks and Governance Challenges for Social Media
February, 2015
Canadian Franchise Association Law Day (Toronto)
Attendees – Joseph Adler, Lloyd Hoffer and Stephanie Chong
January, 2015
Canadian Franchise Association Law Day (Toronto)
Co-speaker – Stephanie Chong
The Marketing Minefield - Tips, Tricks and Traps for the Unwary
January, 2015
Toronto Lawyers Association Nutshell Program
Co-speakers – Stephanie Chong and Joseph Adler
Intellectual Property - Tips, Tricks & Traps for the General Practitioner
January, 2015
Canadian Franchise Association Webinar
Co-speaker – Stephanie Chong
Dangers & Opportunities - How Changes to the Trade-marks Act will Affect your Brand
December, 2014
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting (Halifax)
Moderator – Stephanie Chong
It's Official: Prohibited Marks Still Rule
October, 2014
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting (Halifax)
Chair – Stephanie Chong
October, 2014
International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (Hong Kong)
Attendee – Stephanie Chong
May, 2014
Canadian Franchise Association National Convention (Niagara Falls)
Attendees – Lloyd Hoffer, Joseph Adler and Stephanie Chong
April, 2014
Canadian Franchise Association National Convention (Niagara Falls)
Co-speaker – Joseph Adler
Judicial and Legislative Update
April, 2014
International Franchise Association Annual Convention
Attendee – Joseph Adler
February, 2014
Canadian Franchise Association Law Day (Toronto)
Attendees – Joseph Adler, Lloyd Hoffer and Stephanie Chong
January, 2014
Canadian Franchise Association Law Day (Toronto)
Co-speaker – Lloyd Hoffer
Assisting your Legal Team to Assist You
January, 2014
International Trademark Association Leadership Meeting (Miami)
Attendee – Stephanie Chong
Member of Enforcement Committee (Discovery Practices Sub-committee)
November, 2013
International Network of Boutique Law Firms
Attendees – Lloyd Hoffer and Joseph Adler
October, 2013
American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Annual Conference
Attendee – Joseph Adler
October, 2013
Canadian Franchise Association
Moderator – Joseph Adler
How to Franchise Your Business Session
October, 2013
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting (Gatineau)
Vice-Chair – Stephanie Chong
September, 2013
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual Meeting (Gatineau)
Moderator – Stephanie Chong
Intellectual Property vs. Cultural Property: From Colonization to Co-existence
September, 2013
Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Dinner
Attendees – Lloyd Hoffer, Joseph Adler
June, 2013
Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Dinner
Speaker – Joseph Adler
What to include in a review of a Disclosure Document package for a prospective franchisee?
June, 2013
International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (Dallas)
Attendee – Stephanie Chong
May, 2013
Franchise Expansion Across Our Borders: Canada and Mexico

October, 2012 Download Article
What's In A Name?

November, 2011 Download Article
Critical Issues in Site Selection Leasing and Development

November, 2011 Download Article
Assessing Materiality in Franchise Disclosure Documents: A Canada-U.S. Analysis
Co-authored by Joseph Y. Adler and Michael R. Laidhold

May, 2011 Download Article
Don't Give Away The Store: Site Selection and Leasing Issues in Franchising

April, 2011 Download Article
Intelligent Franchising Newsletter

March, 2011 Download Article
Trademark Truisms: Best Practices for Acquiring and Managing Trade-marks

September, 2010 Download Article
CFA Checklist for Franchisees

July, 2010 Download Article
Canada and the Madrid Protocol: An Update

May, 2010 Download Article
Trademark Truisms

May, 2010 Download Article
Diversity in Franchising: A Win-Win Proposition

May, 2010

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Bullet-Proofing Your Disclosure Documents

May, 2010 Download Article
Intelligent Franchising Newsletter

April, 2010 Download Article
Canada: Restrictions on Extensions of Time in Examination

April, 2010 Download Article
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Recent Canadian Bankruptcy Legislation Amendments and Their Impact on Intellectual Property Licensing

January, 2010 Download Article
Canada's Federal Court rejects American law of Fraud on the Trademark Office

October, 2009 Download Article
The Franchise Relationship The Whole Nine Yards

October, 2009 Download Article
The Ethics of Franchising - ABA Franchise Law Journal

October, 2009 Download Article
.ca Registry Seeking Feedback on WHOIS Privacy Policy

September, 2009 Download Article
Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2009: The Expected and Unexpected

September, 2009 Download Article
Ask a Legal Expert

September, 2009 Download Article
Creative Financing Solutions

March, 2009 Download Article
What do I need to consider when contemplating the purchase of a franchise?

March, 2009 Download Article
Important Developments in Franchise Disclosure Law: When is a disclosure document not a disclosure document?
Co-authored by Cynthia Yang

January, 2009 Download Article
Changes to the .ca WHOIS Privacy Policy

November, 2008 Download Article
A Technical Explanation of the .tel Launch

November, 2008 Download Article
New Franchise Clients

November, 2008 Download Article
The Law of Franchising in Canada: An Introduction

September, 2008 Download Article
Succession: The Legal Issues

May, 2008 Download Article
Resales: The Legal Issues

February, 2008 Download Article
Alternative Expansion Models

November, 2007 Download Article
Renewals, Resales, Transfers & Buybacks

March, 2007 Download Article
Franchise Canada Article

September, 2006 Download Article
Signing On the Dotted Line: Legal Issues

February, 2006 Download Article
Bringing a Foreign Franchise System to Canada - 2 Parts

September, 2005 Download Article
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How to Locate the Right Lawyer for your Franchised Business

April, 2005 Download Article
Cross-Border Franchising Alert!

March, 2005 Download Article
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Interested in Franchising Your Business?

February, 2005 Download Article
The Fundamental Aspects of the Franchise Agreement

October, 2004 Download Article
The U.S. Invasion: A Survey of U.S. Franchise Systems Coming into Canada

April, 2004 Download Article
A Critical Analysis of Ontario's Franchise Disclosure Regulations

March, 2003 Download Article
A Critical Analysis of Ontario's Franchise Disclosure Act

March, 2003 Download Article
Drafting Franchise Agreements in the 21st Century

February, 2003 Download Article