Protecting the Brand
Deborah Rider addresses the issues of Intellectual property – essential in the protection of a successful franchised business
A Framework for master franchising
There are many different elements to consider when negotiating the terms of a Master Franchise Agreement. Here is a brief overview of some key points.
Are you aware of the Data Protection Traps?
The Data Protection Act 1998 ( “the Act” ) has been in force since 1 March 2000 but many franchisors and franchisees are still unaware of what their obligations are under the Act or how it affects their business, even though criminal penalties can arise for non compliance.
Conciliation improves communication
At the start up of any business, it is often the case that there is a general reluctance to contemplate what might actually happen if things go wrong. When a dispute does arise, it therefore often proves to be the catalyst for much resentment and disillusionment amongst the individuals involved.
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