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Franchising Research Guide: Intellectual Property/Antitrust Issues

Sources

Antitrust Handbook for Franchise and Distributions Practitioners. Chicago, Ill.: American Bar Association, c2008.  KF 2023 .A95 2008 - 10th fl.

This important resource will give the practicing lawyer a detailed overview of the federal antitrust laws as they apply to franchising.

Distribution Law: Antitrust Principles and Practice. 2nd ed.  Theodore L. Banks.  Gaithersburg [Md.]: Aspen Law & Business, c1999-.  KF1609 .B36 1999+ - 10th fl. 

This two-volume loose leaf provides in-depth, practical analysis of such specific issues as: lost profits, predatory pricing, market definition, antitrust damages, and judicial latitude in discovery.

Legal Aspects of Selling & Buying. 3rd ed. Philip F. Zeidman, editor. Available via Westlaw.

Organized by how questions arise in business and law.

The Trade Secret Handbook: Protecting Your Franchise System's Competitive Advantage. Michael J. Lockerby, editor.  Chicago, Ill.: Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association, c2000.  KF3197 .T73 2000 - 10th fl. 

This title summarizes the basics of trade secret law and its relevance to your franchise, gathers and analyzes the nature of the protections available for trade secrets, and outlines essential contractual safeguards, physical security measures, statutory provisions, and common law protections necessary for securing franchise trade secrets.