Why it pays for a franchise buyer to link a lease and a franchise agreement

PUBLISHED ON 8TH OF MAY 2015 ONLINE – FRANCHISING MAGAZINE When you buy a franchised business, the franchise agreement is one of the most important documents you will need to sign. However, if the potential franchised business is premises-based, the lease of the premises will be equally important. What you must ensure is that the...
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When do you get franchise documents?

PUBLISHED ON 7TH OF APRIL 2015 ONLINE – FRANCHISING MAGAZINE When should you, a franchise buyer, get your franchise documents and what should you do with them? Here are some simple tips for dealing with the essentials.You have chosen a franchise brand. You have made contact with the franchisor. You have gone through the initial...
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6 things you need to know about franchising and intellectual property

PUBLISHED ON 27TH OF JANUARY 2015 ONLINE – FRANCHISING MAGAZINE Franchising is a form of licensing where the franchisee is licensed by the franchisor to use its intellectual property (trade marks, copyright, know-how, trade secrets, designs, patents, branding, operational manuals, business concept, methodologies, recipes, etc).Franchising is also considered as one of the most effective ways...
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How to work with your lawyer

PUBLISHED ON 18th of december 2014 ONLINE – FRANCHISING MAGAZINE When purchasing a franchised business, it is highly advisable to obtain advice from a franchise lawyer, as it is a decision that should not be made lightly and requires careful consideration.However, before you instruct your lawyer, you should remember the following five points:1. Engage a...
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Five commonly asked legal questions by franchisees

This article appearED in the July/August 2013 issue of Business Franchise Australia & New Zealand In what circumstances may a franchisee terminate the franchise relationship?Generally speaking, a franchisee may terminate the franchise relationship in four circumstances.(a) Within seven days after signing the franchise agreement or making a payment under the franchise agreement. This is called...
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When do you get franchise documents

Published on 7th of April 2015 online – Franchising magazine When should you, a franchise buyer, get your franchise documents and what should you do with them? Here are some simple tips for dealing with the essentials.You have chosen a franchise brand. You have made contact with the franchisor. You have gone through the initial...
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