A franchise is a business method whereby a company distributes its products and services through independent operators. The key component of the franchise is the trademark or service mark owned by the company. The independent operator complies with a detailed operations manual to protect the goodwill and reputation symbolized by the trademark; that is, the trademark represents a certain level of quality that the customer can expect to receive at any franchise location in the country. The operator typically pays a one-time up-front fee to the franchisor, and a percentage of sales on an ongoing basis.
We provide franchise counseling and draft franchise agreements and disclosure documents to comply with federal and state franchise regulations. When appropriate, we can assist in developing distribution and licensing systems that are not franchises, and we can assist when your business plan inadvertently falls within the scope of franchise laws.
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