Franchise Operations Manual

What Is a Franchise operations manual? A franchise operations manual is the primary document that governs the day to day franchise procedures and operational requirements. The manual should be specify in detail the procedures with which franchisees should comply in...

Franchising

Franchising: When the franchisor grants licensing rights to a franchisee to use the franchise business system. The franchisor will remain the owner of all intellectual property rights surrounding the business system. Franchiser Agreement A franchise agreement should...

The Friday the 13th Franchise

Friday the 13th History Several theories exist about the origin of the superstition. The earliest known documented reference to Friday the 13th occurs in Henry Sutherland Edwards’ 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini, who died on a Friday 13th. It is a modern...

Commercial Values & Intellectual Properties

Commercial values in a business can include the intellectual properties such as patents, trademarks, and designs and also copyrights owned by that business. In many instances, a business has little or no commercial value without its intellectual properties. The...

Consumer Protection Act – Franchising

The legal principles of franchising have been long established in South Africa and are based on common law principles.  However with the commencement of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 and specifically the commencement of the Consumer Protection Regulations in...

Franchise Agreements and Competition Act

Many well known South Africa franchises are based on long running agreements between franchisors and franchisees.  Portions of these agreements or, in some cases, the full agreements may very soon be found to be invalid because they may be found to be contrary to...
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