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Franchising and IP Licensing

Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with intellectual property matters including trademarks, copyright and licensing. 

One of the most popular ways to do business is through a franchise. 

In franchise arrangements, franchisors give operators a license to use trademarks and copyright or other intellectual property. 

The on-going relationship between franchisor and franchisee is vital as each one is dependent on the others’ success, profitability, ideas and innovation.  So whether you are thinking about purchasing or operating a franchise there are important issues to think about. 

We have the depth of knowledge and expertise to work with both franchisors and franchisees to ensure, not only a successful relationship, but ultimately successful and profitable outcomes.

Our services include:

  • Due diligence
  • Reviewing, advising and negotiating franchise agreements and operational manuals
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements for the sale and purchase of franchises including assignments of licences
  • Other licensing of intellectual property
  • Advice about ownership structures and asset protection
  • Finance and securitisation.

Protecting intellectual property is vital.  Don’t leave it to chance.