By Deborah S. Coldwell, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Iris Gibson, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Jamee Cotton, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Lissette Villarruel, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Sally Dahlstrom, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas courts continue to dissect procedural issues that franchisors often face during litigation, and this Survey period produced some important reminders for franchisors to consider as they negotiate franchise agreements. Other Texas cases during this Survey period should prompt franchisors to remain diligent with protection of their intellectual property as well as provide valuable insight on the evidentiary requirements of frequently litigated franchising issues, including various common law and statutory claims unique to the franchising model.
Deborah S. Coldwell, et al., Franchise Law, 3 SMU Ann. Tex. Surv. 183 (2017)