Ohio Franchise Lawyers
Franchising involves taking a business, brand, intellectual property, and operating standards and licensing to operators who will take the concept, replicate it in a local market. When it comes to the law governing franchises, there are both federal laws and state laws depending on the state where either the franchisor is headquartered or the franchised location is to be established. The state of Ohio does have some regulatory purview in addition to the federal franchise rule. For franchisors in Ohio or those looking to open a franchise in the State, call our team of Ohio franchise attorneys at 419-469-5002. We represent franchisors and franchisees across a wide range of legal issues that arise when franichising and offer free initial consultations.
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Franchise Law in Ohio
Ohio Business Opportunity Laws
The state of Michigan has its own statutory framework that deals with franchises in Michigan. This is found in Michigan’s Franchise Investment Law. The terms of these statutes are enforceable under Section 445.1536 which grants the authority to conduct investigations, require statements under oath, subpoena witnesses, and require document production to determine whether the laws have been violated or not. The laws further define the franchising relationship as it relates to franchises in Michigan as “written or oral arrangements between a franchisor and franchisee in connection with the offer or sale of a franchise.”