Upcoming Seminar

Distribution & Franchise Legal Update: Gearing Up For Growth

When:
October 17, 2017

Where:
Foley & Larder LLP
555 South Flower Street
Suite 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Since 1992, Foley’s Distribution and Franchise attorneys have hosted their nationally recognized and acclaimed Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar. The program provides in-house counsel and business executives with a variety of educational sessions in distribution and franchising law.

Below, please find the presentation content from this year and previous years’ seminars.

2016 Seminars

December 8, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Industry, International D&F Relationship Issues, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Compliance & Risk Management: Best Practices for Operating at Home and Abroad

U.S. Government Compliance Expectations Compliance Trends Endorsed by the Government Key Government Enforcement Areas You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member?…

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December 8, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Automotive, Industry, Litigation, Arbitration, and Other Forms of ADR, Manufacturing, Training Modules

The Future of Distribution & Franchise Law – Trends and Predictions

The Top Cases of the Last 25 Years: What do they portend for the future? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a…

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December 8, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Ending the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Unravelling the “Substantial Change in Competitive Circumstances” Mystery

Hypothetical I am a supplier and I want to: Install another dealer within 10 miles of a current dealer, or Sell direct, or Impose a profit pass-over policy, or Take…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Industry, Litigation, Arbitration, and Other Forms of ADR, Manufacturing, Training Modules, Warranty and Product Liability

Dealer Litigation: Five Mistakes You Must Avoid

Disputes arise between Manufacturers and Dealers. Most such disputes can and should result in commercial resolutions. These are mistakes in these situations that need to be avoided. Five of the…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Automotive, Establishing the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

The Tesla Effect: When Dealers Laws Meet Licensing Requirements

Tesla is implementing a massive effort to change individual dealer and licensing laws across the country. In its turbulent wake is a host of changing state statutes with renewed attention to these laws…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Advertising and Marketing, Industry, Intellectual Property and Non-Competes, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Past is Prologue: What to Expect in Non-Compete and Trade Secret Protection

“And by that destiny” to perform an act, Whereof what’s past is prologue; what to come, In yours and my discharge,” The Tempest, Act 2, Scene 1 (Antonio urging Sebastian…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Changing the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Substantial Change in Competitive Circumstances

Making a change to the way you do business with your dealer may require you to show “good cause”. You need to login to view the rest of the content….

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Automotive, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Ending the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Stay of Execution: How Bankruptcy Affects Your Relationship with Underperforming Dealers

What is bankruptcy, exactly? And what is it not? It is the orderly restructuring of the debtor’s liabilities through the maximization of value of the debtor’s assets. It is not…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Automotive, Ending the Relationship, Industry, Litigation, Arbitration, and Other Forms of ADR, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Dear Dealer: Drafting Termination Letters That Won’t Cost You Your Shirt

A roadmap, or outline, for successful terminations. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Changing the Relationship, Energy/Fuel, Establishing the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Map to the Future: The 2016 Smiley Face Map and Updates to State Dealer Laws

The “Smiley Face” Map is an interactive resource that provides quick access to essential information about statutes governing product distribution and dealership/franchise relationships in all 50 United States, plus two…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Automotive, Industry, International D&F Relationship Issues, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Top 10 Antitrust Rules for Dealing with Distributors

A review of the most important Antitrust rules for when dealing with distributors. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Automotive, Changing the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Resolving Price Discrimination Concerns over Pricing Policies: 25 years Later

To provide some historical background, the Robinson-Patman Act as assed by Congress in 1936 to address conduct that was perceived as unfair to smaller retail establishments. It outlines price discrimination, which means…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Automotive, Changing the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Landmark Cases of the Last 25 Years

RIP, Dr. Miles: The Supreme Court’s cases rejecting per se illegality of resale price maintenance. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member?…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Automotive, Changing the Relationship, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

A Pound of Flesh

Introduction In selling your products to dealers, there are essentially four practical arrangements that you can make for dealers to pay for what they buy: You need to login to…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Automotive, Ending the Relationship, Industry, Litigation, Arbitration, and Other Forms of ADR, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Arming Agreements with Arbitration: Preparing for Future Battles

Lessons from the Courts: Why you should consider arbitration You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Changing the Relationship, Energy/Fuel, Food & Beverage, Industry, Intellectual Property and Non-Competes, Training Modules

Control Freaks: Protecting Your Trademark Rights

Why Do Trademark Owners Need to Control Licensees and Police Infringers? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Automotive, Industry, International D&F Relationship Issues, Litigation, Arbitration, and Other Forms of ADR, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Resolving International Disputes Through Arbitration

Introduction Imagine a significant dispute arising under your international distribution agreement You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Automotive, Industry, International D&F Relationship Issues, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Crossing Borders Without Crossing Lines: Unexpected Issues in International Agreements

Introduction In our shrinking world, appointing distributors outside of the United States has become commonplace. However, laws and legal systems vary greatly from country to country, and a contract provision…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Advertising and Marketing, Automotive, Industry, Intellectual Property and Non-Competes, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Your Brand Your Distributors: Five Hot Button Issues

Introduction A manufacturer’s brand is a very valuable asset because it differentiates the manufacturer’s goods and services from those of its competitors, and as the public comes to expect certain…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Automotive, Changing the Relationship, D&F and Privacy Law Compliance in Cyberspace, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Is Your Website Disabling Your Business? ADA Website Compliance – an Invitation for a Lawsuit from a Cottage Industry

Executive Summary of Primary Federal Laws Related to Website Accessbility You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Energy/Fuel, Environmental D&F Relationship Issues, Industry, International D&F Relationship Issues, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Understanding the New Rules of Engagement with Iran

In regards to engaging with Iraq, this presentation covers economic sanctions, Iran sanctions programs, the Iran nuclear accord, business implications and compliance recommendations. You need to login to view the…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Changing the Relationship, Establishing the Relationship, Food & Beverage, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Structuring Your Franchise Relationship to Ensure Franchisees Do Not Become Employees

The Joint Employer Doctrine In the Spotlight The traditional “joint employer” legal standards determined whether one entity (e.g., a franchisor) may be jointly liable for the legal liabilities of its…

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Automotive, Industry, International D&F Relationship Issues, Litigation, Arbitration, and Other Forms of ADR, Manufacturing, Training Modules

International Distribution: How (And When) to Conduct an Internal Investigation

Internal Investigations: Current Climate You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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November 16, 2016 in 2016 Seminars, Advertising and Marketing, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Food & Beverage, Industry, Manufacturing, Training Modules

Comparative Advertising: Is the Past Prologue

Comparative Advertising: Apples to Apples, Apples to Oranges, or Sour Grapes? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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November 10, 2016 in 2016 Seminars

25th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar

Yesterday’s Experience Today’s Knowledge Tomorrow’s Insight You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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