Franchising: overview

The overview summarises the key legal and commercial considerations when setting up a franchise in the UK or overseas, including issues relating to property, advertising, intellectual property rights, the regulation of franchising, the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (in the course of abolition) and the application of UK and EU competition law. The overview also considers provisions commonly found in franchise agreements dealing with such matters as the scope of the franchise, payment of fees, franchisor's and franchisee's obligations, products covered, restrictive covenants and termination.

Practical Law Commercial (based on materials originally contributed by John Pratt of Hamilton Pratt)

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