Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Treatise Helps Guide Professionals Through Maze of Distribution Law Issues

This posting was written by John W. Arden.

The world of product distribution has changed dramatically in recent years. Revolutionary marketing relationships, new business formats, international expansion, and business consolidations have all impacted the way products are distributed and the law that governs distribution.

To help steer attorneys and their clients through the maze of distribution law issues, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business has just issued a new edition of CCH Product Distribution Law Guide, a treatise by the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP first published in 1999.

The CCH Product Distribution Law Guide provides expert analysis for a broad range of disciplines that affect product distribution—from franchise law and antitrust to product liability and e-commerce.

Twenty five attorneys from Foley & Lardner collaborated to offer practice tips, discussions from both legal and business perspectives, best practices, and strategies for obtaining desired results.

The Guide covers vital topics, such as structuring distribution, franchise, and purchasing agreements; understanding territorial rights; defining exclusive agreements; dealing with insolvency and bankruptcy; terminating or modifying relationships; acquiring a product line for a supplier or franchisor; complying with antitrust laws; establishing international distribution arrangements; handling litigation or alternative dispute resolution; preventing and defending product liability claims; initiating product recall programs; and integrating e-commerce into existing distribution chains.

The new edition of CCH Product Distribution Law Guide is available as a one-volume looseleaf publication and also on the Internet from CCH. For further information, call 800-248-3248 or visit the Product Distribution Law page on the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business website.

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