December 7, 2021

Volume XI, Number 341

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30th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar: Session 2

For manufacturers and franchisors alike, one of many adverse effects on their economic health during the COVID-19 pandemic has been disruption of the global supply chain. The laws of product distribution and franchise continue to be of vital importance, but recent (and current) events suggest a need for new legal strategies to keep up with a different law: the law of supply and demand—without a reliable supply of components and raw materials to make their products, manufacturers cannot keep up with consumer demand. Getting finished products to market presents various challenges. For many manufacturers and franchisors, their traditional branded distribution systems have been severely tested by the pandemic, regardless of whether their preferred method of distribution has been to “go direct,” to rely upon independent dealers, distributors, or licensees, or some combination thereof. 

To help our clients meet these challenges, with the objective of having distribution systems that are stronger than they ever were, pre–pandemic, Foley’s 30th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar will focus even more on the supply chain than we have during past seminars.

The format of this event will not be live sessions, of the type that we have hosted in various Foley offices around the country every year since 1992 (except 2020); instead, the sessions will be virtual—in part to avoid the potential for any last–minute disruptions of our own supply chain. We hope that you will join us for this year’s sessions.

This program will be hosted as a Live Event on the Microsoft Teams platform. We will allow time to address questions posed during the program, but you are encouraged to send questions directly to jdmills@foley.com in advance of the program so we can make sure they are covered.

Session 2 | Module 1: Supply Chain Issues—How Is the Industry Responding? How Should It Be?

Session 2 | Module 2: Other Hot Topics in Distribution, Franchise, & Supply Chain

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