Distribution Law


Why Today’s SCOTUS Decision May Impact Franchisor Royalties

Attorney Taylor Vernon

Taylor M. Vernon | Associate

June 21, 2018

by Taylor M. Vernon 818-907-3027 Today, in South Dakota vs. WayFair, Inc., et al.,  the United States Supreme Court (“Court”) overturned long-standing precedents that required an out-of-state Seller to have a physical presence in a

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Accidental Franchise = Potential Lawsuits, Fines + Other Penalties

Barry Kurtz | Shareholder

October 5, 2017

CalBar Certified Franchise & Distribution Law Specialist by Barry Kurtz 818-907-3006 Business owners looking to expand may leave themselves vulnerable to several obvious losses, including those related to finance, brand identity, and customer loyalty. Resources,

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Pass the Beer: Craft Brew Distribution Law in the U.S.

Barry Kurtz | Shareholder

September 15, 2017

CalBar Certified Franchise & Distribution Law Specialist by Barry Kurtz 818-907-3006 How do Americans get their stouts, ales, pilsners and porters? Beer distribution, no matter the variety, is funneled through a highly regulated three-tier system:

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Franchisors, Got Claims? Don’t Let Them Spoil Like Bad Cheese

Barry Kurtz | Shareholder

June 5, 2017

Chair, Franchise & Distribution Practice Group by Barry Kurtz 818-907-3006 This is the tale of two restaurants, each facing trademark infringement claims under the Lanham Act brought by two, separate franchisors. The franchisees’ restaurants had

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Craft Brewers Scrap Over Catchy Names

August 1, 2016

Franchise, Distribution & Litigation Attorney by Samuel C. Wolf 818-907-3218 The craft-beer industry is running low on names. There are more than 4,600 craft breweries in the U.S. – California leading the nation with over

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