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Franchise Agreement Setup

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How a franchise agreement is setup depends on the type of franchise being bought and sold. No franchise agreement will be the same. There will definitely be provisions in the franchise agreement that will have a direct impact on how the franchisee run the franchise. You, the franchisor, may choose the location of your store or require to approve the site selected by the franchisee.

You may require a franchisee’s outlet to look the same as all the other outlets which forms part of the franchise group. (furniture, signage, menus and uniforms) The Franchise agreement should specify the manner and method of operations, business system requirements, suppliers, and advertising specifications.

Franchise agreements may be for fixed terms or a specified amount of years. Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. franchise attorneys can help any franchisor with franchise agreement setup and legal documentation assessment.

Franchise Agreement Setup for Franchisors

Step 1
If you own a franchise  and you would like us to setup the franchise agreements and legal documentation, please feel free to contact us at enquiries@svw.co.za.

Step 2
Our experienced franchise attorneys will setup your franchise agreement and advise on any legal provisions that may be applicable.

Step 3
We will give you legal advice on all aspects of the franchise agreement and what steps to follow.

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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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