Here are some external links which you might find useful on franchising, intellectual property, and business law.

Franchising Information

Franchise Times
This site has the latest franchise news as well as other valuable franchising information.

A widely used website

International Franchise Association
The IFA is a membership organization primarily dedicated to franchisors.

American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
The AAFD is a national trade association representing franchisees and independent dealers.

Entrepreneur Magazine
A leading industry magazine

Franchise news for franchisees

Intellectual Property/Business

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
General information about U.S. patents and trademarks.

U.S. Copyright Office
General information about U.S. copyrights.

World Intellectual Property Organization
WIPO is an agency of the United Nations dedicated to international intellectual property rights.

Colorado Business Resources
Information on every aspect of starting or running a business, from registration, employment issues, tax laws, marketing, finance and more.

Colorado Secretary of State
Information on trade names and forming a company including fees, registration requirements and more.

Colorado Department of Revenue
Information on obtaining state licenses and tax information including sales tax, employment tax and property tax filing information and rates.

Internal Revenue Service
Federal tax information and forms.