A franchisor is similar to a brand owner since it is:
- A business or organization that is the registrant or licensee of a trademark; or
- A business or organization that owns or is a licensee of intellectual property rights of a trademark.
A franchisor is the steward of PPP supplied by its franchisees regardless of its residency status, this applies to franchisors with headquarters located inside or outside of the respective province and applies to franchise locations corporately or independently owned by franchisees. Franchisors are responsible for reporting and paying fees for the PPP supplied by its franchise systems to consumers in BC, SK, M and/or ON.