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Ted Pearce's practice is primarily focused on franchising. Prior to joining Bradley, he spent 30 years managing the legal affairs of large global franchise systems, including Meineke Car Care Centers Inc., MAACO Auto Painting, and Econo Lube & Tune. In his capacity as general counsel for these iconic brands, he handled a variety of litigation and transactional matters, including landmark litigation matters defining the legal relationship between the franchisor and franchisee, and the ability of a franchisor to recover future royalties upon a franchisee’s termination of their franchise agreement.

When entering into a trademark license agreement most trademark owners do not consider the possibility that their agreement actually may be a franchise, which would subject them to specific disclosure requirements and a number of relationship responsibilities not normally present in a trademark license.    

Recently, the owner of a restaurant concept entered into what