Robert W. Emerson

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration

Huber Hurst Professor of Business Law

Gainesville, FL 32611

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

43

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Franchise Hostages: Fast Food, God, and Politics

Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 19, No. 353, p. 353-396, 2014
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson and Jason Parnell
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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Franchise, Hostage

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Editor's Corner: Law as Illumination, Not Literalism

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 2, p. v-x, Summer 2015
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 11 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Business Law

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Editor's Corner: Preparation, Procrastination, Production, and Perfection

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2015
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 14 Feb 2018
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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scholarship, research, writing, academia, professors, productivity

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Editor's Corner: The Business Law Team Brand

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3, p. v-ix, Fall 2015
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 11 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
Downloads 1,244 (31,643)

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Business Law

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Are Franchisees Well-Informed? Revisiting the Debate Over Franchise Relationship Laws

Albany Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 1, p. 193-216, 2013
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson and Uri Benoliel
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School
Downloads 1,047 (40,498)

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Franchise Law, Business Law

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Lessons About Franchise Risk From Yum Brands and Schlotzsky’s

24 Lewis & Clark Law Review, 997 (2020)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2020
Robert W. Emerson and Lawrence J. Trautman
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and Prairie View A&M University - College of Business
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bankruptcy, cyber, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, fast food, franchise law, Goodwill, international business, KFC, marketing, operating risk, Pizza Hut, Schlotzsky’s, state franchise laws, Taco Bell, Yum Brands

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Intellectual Property In the Era of AI, Blockchain and Web 3.0

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Mar 2023
Oklahoma City University School of Law, University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration, Prairie View A&M University - College of Business, Pepperdine University - Seaver College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Prairie View A&M University - College of Business
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artificial intelligence, blockchain, computer, copyright, cybersecurity, encryption, intellectual property, internet, metaverse, IP, national security, non-fungible tokens, NFTs, patents, property theft, quantum computing, trademark, trade secret, virtual currencies

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Editor's Corner: Research that Shakes Things Up

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 1, p. v-viii, 2015
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Business Law

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Franchises as Moral Rights

Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 540-577, Summer 2014
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
Downloads 554 (94,084)

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Moral Rights, Franchise

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Franchise Contract Interpretation: A Two-Standard Approach

Michigan State Law Review, No. 641, p. 641-686, 2013
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 29 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Business Law

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Judges as Guardian Angels: The German Practice of Hints and Feedback

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 48, No. 709, 709-754
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
Downloads 416 (132,619)
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International Law, German Law, Judicial Practices, International Comparative Law

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Franchise Goodwill: Take a Sad Song and Make It Better

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 46, No. 2, p. 350-416, Winter 2013
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 07 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Business Law

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Franchising and the Parol Evidence Rule

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 659-728, Fall 2013
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 10 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Business Law, Parol Evidence Rule

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Franchisees as Consumers: The South African Example

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 455, p. 455-495
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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International Law, South Africa, Franchisees, Business Law

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Franchise Terminations: 'Good Cause' Decoded

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 10 May 2016
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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franchising, franchise, coding, good cause, reform, relationship, termination, franchise termination, contract, good faith, fair dealing, judicial decision-making, uniform franchise laws, state franchise laws, empirical

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An International Model for Vicarious Liability in Franchising

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 May 2017
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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franchising, vicarious liability, uniform standards, international law, comparative law, .rome i, italy, chinese law, apparent authority, actual authority, authority, notice, european union, unidroit, australia, france, germany, comparative law, international law, agency, franchisor, franchise

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International Franchise Trademark Registration: Legal Regimes, Costs, and Consequences

52 Wake Forest Law Review 1 (2017)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 30 May 2017
Robert W. Emerson and Catherine Willis
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and University of Washington, School of Law, Students
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Franchising, Uniform Standards, International Law, Comparative Law, Madrid Protocol, EU, European Union, Trademark Registration, Notice, Globalization, Franchisor, Franchise, Intellectual Property

18.

Assessing Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc.: The Franchisee as a Dependent Contractor

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 203-236, Spring 2014
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc., Franchise, Contractor

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Can Franchisee Associations Serve as a Substitute for Franchisee Protection Laws?

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 1, p. 99-128, 2013
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson and Uri Benoliel
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School
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Franchise, Business Law, Protection Law

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Franchise Contracts and Territoriality: A French Comparison

Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 317-354, 2009
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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International Law, Comparative Law, Franchise

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Franchise Encroachment

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 47, No. 2, p. 191-290, 2010
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Business Law

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Franchise Terminations: Legal Rights and Practical Effects When Franchisees Claim the Franchisor Discriminates

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 35, p. 559-644, 1998
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Business Law, Legal Rights

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Fortune Favors the Franchisor: Survey and Analysis of the Franchisee's Decision Whether to Hire Counsel

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 51: 709, p. 710-778, 2014
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 30 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Business Law

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Franchises in a Fringe Banking World: Striking the Balance Between Entrepreneurial Autonomy and Consumer Protection

Akron Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 1, p. 2-46, 2013
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Regulation, Banking, Fringe Banking

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The French Constat: Discovering More Efficient Discovery

Boston University International Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Mar 2018
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Discovery, France, Civil Procedure, Constat, Huissier, Judicial Officer, Master, Saisie-Contrefacon, Intellectual Property, Infringement, Insurance Adjuster, Evidence

26.

Transparency in Franchising

Columbia Business Law Review, Vol. 2021, No. 1, pages 172-242, 2021
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 30 Jun 2021
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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franchising, franchisor, franchisee, franchise agreement, franchise regulation, online legal services, consumer, FTC, franchise rule, disclosure, earnings claims, franchise network, legal ethics, transparency, hiring lawyers, survey data, economic irrationality, financial performance representations

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Bound by Bias? Franchisees' Cognitive Biases

Ohio State Business Law Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-61 (2019)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Aug 2019
Robert W. Emerson and Steven A. Hollis
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and University of Miami, School of Law, Students
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franchising, franchisee, franchisor, franchise agreement, cognitive bias, lawyers, hard law, soft law, 14-day window, anchoring bias, reactance bias,confirmation bias, information bias, China, two-for-one rule, survey data, buyer's remorse, franchisee protection, disclosure, psychometric tests

28.

Franchise Territories: A Community Standard

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 779-836, 2010
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Territory

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Franchise Savoir Faire

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 589, p. 589-646, 2016
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Mar 2016
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchise, Business Law, Civil Code

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The French Huissier as a Model for U.S. Civil Procedure Reform

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 43, No. 4, p. 1043-1135, 2010
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 19 Dec 2015
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Huissier, Procedure Reform, Comparative Law

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Sanctions, Nukes and Juche: Franchising in North Korea

University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Vol. 44, No. 2, Pages 235-311, (2023)
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 27 Mar 2023
Robert W. Emerson and Jason Parnell
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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Korea, franchising, market potential, nuclear, sanctions, China, foreign enterprise, foreign investment, franchisor, franchisee, economic liberalization, trade zone, foreign capital, East Asia

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The Use and Disuse of the Magna Carta: Due Process, Juries, and Punishment

46 North Carolina Journal of International Law 571-662 (2021) Volume 46, Number 3, Summer 2021 (pages 571-662)
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 30 Jul 2021
Robert W. Emerson and John W. Hardwicke
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and Independent
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Magna Carta, Due Process, Juries, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Great Charter, American colonies, liberty, property, Green v. United States, death penalty, punitive damages, jury trial, arbitrary punishment, King John, Lord Coke, Supreme Court, Constitution, legal history

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Franchisors in a Jam: Vicarious Liability and Spreading the Blame

47 Journal of Corporation Law 571-626 [Volume 47, Number 3, pages 571 to 626) (2022)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Oct 2022
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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FTC Rule, apparent authority, vicarious liability, consumer survey, franchising social media, franchisor website, deep linking, apparent manufacturer doctrine, disclaimers, strict franchisor liability, licensor, licensee, agency, trademark, franchisee, franchisor, franchising

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The Neutral Factfinder as a Pathway to Legal Reform: Examples from Franchising

Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 63-126, 2015
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 30 Mar 2016
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Legal Reform, Factfinder, Business, Business Law

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Mutating Marks: Refusing to Lose the Trademark Trail

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Volume 15, Issue 3, Pages 149-214 (2018)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 29 Aug 2018
Robert W. Emerson and Katharine C. Collins
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and University of Virginia - School of Law, Alumnus or Degree Candidate Author
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Trademarks, Distinctiveness, Idioms, Atmospherics, USPTO, Trademark Eligibility, Phantom Marks, Expansion of Mark Definition, Inherent Goodwill, Consumers, Creation of Commercial Association, Scale of Specificity, Quality Standards, Double Meaning of Mark

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Franchisee Independence: Still Awaiting Customer Recognition

New York University Journal of Law and Business, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 287-365, 2019
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 22 Apr 2019
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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franchise law, surveys, franchising, vicarious liability, agency, apparent authority, common knowledge, consumer surveys, franchising, franchisee, restatement of agency, third-party reliance, restatement third of agency, control

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Thanks for the Memories: Compensating Franchisee Goodwill after Franchise Termination

Univ. of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 286-339 (2017)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 May 2019
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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franchising, franchisee, franchisor, goodwill, business formula, compensation, termination, comparative law, international law, pilot units, trademark

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Franchisees, Consumers, and Employees: Choice and Arbitration

13 William & Mary Business Law Review 487-572 (2022) - , Vol. 13, pages 487-572 (2022)
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 10 May 2022
Robert W. Emerson and Zachary R. Hunt
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and Cornell University, Law School
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franchising, franchise, franchisee, franchisor, consumers, employees, contractual arbitration, non-negotiable condition, pre-dispute, alternative dispute resolution, ADR, transactional disputes, industry self-regulation, due process, salience, FAIR Act,forum access, judicial safeguards, relational

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U.S. Franchise Regulation as a Paradigm for the European Union

20 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 743-801 (2021)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 Aug 2021
Robert W. Emerson and Michala Meiselles
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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franchising, franchisor, franchisee, European Parliament, franchise regulation, European Union, UNIDROIT, pre-sale disclosure, franchise relationship laws, Franchise Disclosure Document, FDD, California Franchise Relations Act, California Franchise Investment Law, FTC Franchise Rule, FDD Items

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Franchising Lessons in the Age of Incivility: Operations Manuals and Trade Secrets

Robert W. Emerson, Franchising Lessons in the Age of Incivility: Operations Manuals and Trade Secrets, 29 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 305-361 (2021) [Volume 29, Number 3, pages 305 to 361 - November 2021]
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 17 Mar 2022
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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franchising, franchise, franchisee, franchisor, operations manuals, trade secrets, discretion, agency, Lanham Act, copyright, agency, independent contractor, UTSA, DTSA, misappropriation, registry, economic efficiency, commercial value, antitrust, FTCA, Civility Experts, Molly Manners

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The Faithless Franchisor: Rethinking Good Faith in Franchising

Univ. of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Volume 24, Issue 2, Pages 411-474 (2022)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 17 Sep 2022
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchisors, Franchisees, Franchising, Contracts, Good Faith, Fair Dealing, Special Relationships, Dependence, Business Judgment Rule, Free-Riding, Contract Damages, Tortious Breach, Commercial Settings, Legal Realism, Franchisee Protections

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Devising a Royalty Structure that Fairly Compensates a Franchisee for Its Contribution to Franchise Goodwill

14 Virginia Law & Business Review 279-328 (2020)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Mar 2021
Robert W. Emerson and Charlie C. Carrington
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration and university of Florida
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franchising, royalties, goodwill, franchisor, franchisee, compensation, valuation, free riding, power imbalance, legal identity inconsistency

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Franchising Constructive Termination: Quirk, Quagmire or a French Solution?

Univ. of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 163-202 (2015)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Nov 2018
Robert W. Emerson
University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration
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Franchising, Constructive, Termination, Unilateral, French Law, Supreme Court, Franchise Network, Trademark, Franchisees, France