Franchising your brand or concept is a tried and tested way of expanding your business through a network of third parties who have a vested interest in mutual success. Whether you aim to extend your network of stores abroad, using retailers who understand the local market, or build a London-wide team of mobile car bodywork repairers, our experienced contract solicitors can provide you with expert franchising advice to help you achieve your business objectives.
No matter how wide or modest your ambitions, the key is to develop and document the right franchising terms for you. Ensuring that you protect your all-important intellectual property rights and business methods within a legal framework that not only safeguards your interests but also fosters a relationship of trust and mutual dependence, which is the key to a successful franchising relationship.
Our franchising team is supported by our own in-house trade mark experts, who can register your trade marks and provide advice on their effective exploitation.
It goes without saying that our franchising experience makes us equally able to support potential franchisees in negotiating fair terms that protect their legal and commercial interests.
We have advised clients on franchising well-known shoe and clothing retailers in the UK and abroad, as well as on setting up building service teams in the southwest.
I feel I get very good, sound advice. Sometimes it's against the thing that I want to do but it's the right advice - not many firms will do that.