1.10 How do I determine if my business or organization is responsible as the brand owner, franchisor or first importer?

To determine if your business or organization is responsible for packaging and/or printed paper (PPP) supplied to residential consumers of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario. You will need to determine if you are the responsible brand owner, franchisor, or first importer of PPP in the province.

The brand owner, if resident in the province is responsible for thePPP associated with its brands of products supplied either directly or indirectly to residential consumers. If the brand owner is not resident in the province, the first importer becomes the responsible party. A franchisor is  an organization that is the registrant or licensee of a trademark, or owns or is a licensee of intellectual property rights of a trademark and is responsible to report and pay fees for all material supplied by its franchise systems to consumers in those provinces.