Intellectual Property

South Africa

Franchise Attorneys

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Franchise attorneys deal with all legal aspects between franchisors and franchises. The business that starts the franchise is the franchisor and will license its trade name, operating methods and intellectual property to the franchisees. If you are the franchisor you may benefit from additional profits and you may retain control over your business system.

The franchisor and the franchisee should make use of a franchise attorneys to deal with the franchise agreement. No two franchise agreements are the same. How a franchise agreement is setup depends on the type of franchise. Each franchise agreement will have provisions that include royalty payments, franchise location, design, products, operations, insurance, and duration. These provisions will have a direct impact on how  your business is run.

All prospective franchise owners are required by law to receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) before they buy the franchise. This document covers everything that you need to know about the franchisor. It’s important to be intimately aware of everything in the FDD, as there are certain restrictions and obligations you’ll have as a franchisee and you could be terminated if you don’t abide by them.

No one goes into franchising expecting to fail. But, what if unseen circumstances force you to close down your business? Franchise attorneys can also help you if things go south.

What We Can Do For You

South Africa

South Africa

We assist with the filing, prosecution and enforcement of your patent, design, trade mark and plant breeders’ rights in South Africa. Copyright dispute resolution and litigation. Franchise agreements and negotiation. Company registrations. Domain name registration and protection.

Patents in Africa, Trademarks in Africa

File in Africa

Foreign clients who wish to file patent, design and trade mark applications in South Africa and across Africa (including OAPI and ARIPO). Our firm acts as a patent agent as well as a trade mark agent for foreign clients who wish to protect their Intellectual Property in Africa.

World, International Protection

International Protection

Local clients who wish to file and protect patent , design and trade mark applications internationally. Our services include the search, filing and renewal of patents and trade marks in foreign markets such as Australia, China, the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, etc.

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How IP is shaping Agriculture

How IP is shaping Agriculture

If we want to look at how IP is shaping agriculture, we first need to understand what IP is, and what it stands for. Intellectual Property is a term that is used to describe the creation of...