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Franchising law

In this particular area of law, the Alepin Gauthier team offers professional services at every steps of the franchising process, from the incorporation process to the protection and use of intellectual property.

Whether you plan on acquiring a franchise or becoming a franchisor, you can count on our lawyers to answer your questions and support you through the negotiation process or with the expansion of your franchise business.

And as always, you can rest assured that our lawyers will peruse their task with your best interest as the principal concern.

Our franchise group will offer you their professional services and advice in Quebec and assist you with your national or international projects at any stage of the process. From the elaboration of your concept, to the drafting and negotiation of the necessary documents and conventions such as;  

  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Various agreements pertaining to the protection of your intellectual property, including:

                - Trade Marks
                - Logos
                - Operations manuals
                - Copyrights
                - Patents
                - Trade secrets

The lawyers of Alepin Gauthier can assist you in preparing a strategy that will enable you to expand your franchise network, via territorial franchises, master franchisees, licenses, specific cooperation, partnership arrangements, or in any other way that enables you to reach your objectives.

The lawyers of Alepin Gauthier may serve as “in-house” counsel for our franchising clients. In that role, they advise them as to their rights and obligations related directly or indirectly to their franchise businesses in all areas of law. Alepin Gauthier works with clients in Laval, Montreal, throughout Quebec, as well as in the rest of Canada.

Alepin Gauthier has been a member the Quebec Franchise Council, of the Canadian Franchise Association and of the franchise section of the American Bar Association. Since 2005, our Senior Partner has been recognized yearly by his peers as one of Canada’s best lawyers in Franchise law. 

Our lawyers working in this field

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    Franchises in a professional context

    The Appeal of Owning a Franchise Franchises, being an established business model, both in Quebec and elsewhere, are often a tempting investment – either by becoming a franchisee of an [ … ]

    Learn more
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    Busting Myths of Franchising in Quebec

    Alepin Gauthier is proud to be part of the 2017 CFA National Convention.  On April 3rd and 4th, Chanel Alepin alongside François Alepin will be leading a Roundtable on the subject of [ … ]

    Learn more
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    *This presentation is only available in French. Les aspects légaux de l'achat d'une franchise

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    Franchise Show 2017

    On January 21st and 22nd 2017, come meet the Alepin Gauthier team at the annual Franchise Show held at Place Bonaventure. Organised by the Canadian Franchise Association, the show brings [ … ]

    Learn more
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    New article from Me François Alepin for Betheboss

    In the article, Me Alepin brings to light the most important issues to be considered in a non-competition clause who is often used in many contracts, such as in the franchise agreement. A [ … ]

    Learn more
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    The Dunkin Donuts case

    The Journal les Affaires recently published an article written by Stéphane Rolland in collaboration with, among others, Me François Alepin on the world of franchising. The Article reviews [ … ]

    Learn more

Franchising law

In this particular area of law, the Alepin Gauthier team offers professional services at every steps of the franchising process, from the incorporation process to the protection and use of intellectual property.

Whether you plan on acquiring a franchise or becoming a franchisor, you can count on our lawyers to answer your questions and support you through the negotiation process or with the expansion of your franchise business.

And as always, you can rest assured that our lawyers will peruse their task with your best interest as the principal concern.

Our franchise group will offer you their professional services and advice in Quebec and assist you with your national or international projects at any stage of the process. From the elaboration of your concept, to the drafting and negotiation of the necessary documents and conventions such as;  

  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Various agreements pertaining to the protection of your intellectual property, including:

                - Trade Marks
                - Logos
                - Operations manuals
                - Copyrights
                - Patents
                - Trade secrets

The lawyers of Alepin Gauthier can assist you in preparing a strategy that will enable you to expand your franchise network, via territorial franchises, master franchisees, licenses, specific cooperation, partnership arrangements, or in any other way that enables you to reach your objectives.

The lawyers of Alepin Gauthier may serve as “in-house” counsel for our franchising clients. In that role, they advise them as to their rights and obligations related directly or indirectly to their franchise businesses in all areas of law. Alepin Gauthier works with clients in Laval, Montreal, throughout Quebec, as well as in the rest of Canada.

Alepin Gauthier has been a member the Quebec Franchise Council, of the Canadian Franchise Association and of the franchise section of the American Bar Association. Since 2005, our Senior Partner has been recognized yearly by his peers as one of Canada’s best lawyers in Franchise law. 

Our lawyers working in this field

Publications

  1. Image not available

    Franchises in a professional context

    The Appeal of Owning a Franchise Franchises, being an established business model, both in Quebec and elsewhere, are often a tempting investment – either by becoming a franchisee of an [ … ]

    Learn more

News

  1. Image not available

    Busting Myths of Franchising in Quebec

    Alepin Gauthier is proud to be part of the 2017 CFA National Convention.  On April 3rd and 4th, Chanel Alepin alongside François Alepin will be leading a Roundtable on the subject of [ … ]

    Learn more
  2. Image not available

    *This presentation is only available in French. Les aspects légaux de l'achat d'une franchise

    Learn more
  3. Image not available

    Franchise Show 2017

    On January 21st and 22nd 2017, come meet the Alepin Gauthier team at the annual Franchise Show held at Place Bonaventure. Organised by the Canadian Franchise Association, the show brings [ … ]

    Learn more
  4. Image not available

    New article from Me François Alepin for Betheboss

    In the article, Me Alepin brings to light the most important issues to be considered in a non-competition clause who is often used in many contracts, such as in the franchise agreement. A [ … ]

    Learn more
  5. Image not available

    The Dunkin Donuts case

    The Journal les Affaires recently published an article written by Stéphane Rolland in collaboration with, among others, Me François Alepin on the world of franchising. The Article reviews [ … ]

    Learn more

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