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  1. Legal news
    29 August 2018
    Australia: Your franchising inquiry cheat sheet
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/your-franchising-inquiry-cheat-sheet

    There has been much in the press recently in relation to the Australian Senate inquiry into the franchising industry. With the public hearings and submissions now closed, a report is expected by 6 December 2018. We ...

  2. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Possible amendment of the Dutch Trading Hours Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/netherlands/possible-amendment-of-the-dutch-trading-hours-act

    Roelien van Neck and Tessa van den Ende look at what a possible amendment to the Dutch Trading Hours Act would mean for retail and consumer businesses.

  3. Legal news
    30 August 2018
    Distributorship or Franchise?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/distributorship-or-franchise

    We often see confusion about the differences between distribution and franchise agreements, and the situations in which each should be used. There are key differences between the two types of agreement and the ...

  4. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Australia: The ACCC pivots in light of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-accc-pivots-in-light-of-covid-19

    Due to the rapidly changing global landscape, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on 27 March 2020 a "re-focus" of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities in response to the COVID-19 ...

  5. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Dutch Franchise Act bill submitted to the House of Representatives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-franchise-act-bill-submitted-to-the-house-of-representatives

    The Dutch Franchise Act bill was submitted to the House of Representatives in the Netherlands on 10 February 2020. This filing follows an internet consultation at the beginning of 2019 and the opinion of the Council ...

  6. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    Update Dutch Franchise Act: Franchise Act passed by the Upper House of Parliament
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/franchise-act-passed-by-the-upper-house-of-parliament

    On 30 June 2020, the Upper House of Parliament voted in favour of the new Franchise Act, meaning it has now passed the entire legislative process.

  7. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Social media helps consumers understand the brands they use every day, but what does it all mean for franchisors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/social-media-helps-consumers-understand-the-brands-they-use-every-day-but-what-does-it-all-mean

    It’s 2020 and everyone is on social media. Even your grandma has a social media account and regularly comments on your vacation pictures. It is safe to say that social media is going to be here for some time. Whether ...

  8. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Increased leeway for horizontal and vertical co-operation in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-horizontal-and-vertical-cooperation

    Existing competition rules are broad enough to also cater for extraordinary times such as the COVID-19 crisis. The EU as well as the network of European competition authorities are now explicitly acknowledging that ...

  9. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Key implications on the use of registered trade marks of Licensors in local trade names of Licensees in the Middle East.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uae/implications-on-use-of-trade-marks-of-licensors-in-local-trade-names-of-licensees

    Melissa Murray and Ayah Abdin summarise the implications of a licensee using the registered trade marks of a Licensor in local trade names in the Middle East.