(c) Subject to any restrictions imposed by applicable franchise registration and disclosure laws, DSOs and each of their related businesses, shareholders, members, partners, senior officers and directors must make a general authorization under the seal, in return for authorizing the transfer of all claims against the franchisee and its related businesses in a form satisfactory to the franchisee, senior managers; directors, shareholders (or, where applicable, other shareholders) and staff members in their entrepreneurial and individual duties, including rights under federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations; B. It is understood and agreed that nothing in this Agreement authorizes the BILLION to enter into any contract, agreement, warranty or guarantee on behalf of the Franchisee, or to incur debts or other obligations on behalf of the Franchisee, and that the Franchisee shall in no event assume responsibility for such act or liability in connection with such act or as a result of any act or omission of MRD. of the proposed transaction or of any claim or judgment arising therefrom against the franchisee. DSOs and Contracting Authorities undertake to defend themselves at all times at their own expense and to maintain the Franchisor, its partners (including, but not limited to, BPR GP, Inc. (“BPR GP”) and Boston Pizza Restaurants (U.S.A.), Inc. to the extent permitted by law, to the extent possible. The Franchisee may authorize, at its discretion, MRD to extend this Agreement for an additional period of time; provided that, without limiting the foregoing, the DSU has not been in default of its obligations under this Agreement or any other agreement with the Franchisee and that the parties agree in writing to extend the Development Plan. . . .