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South African Constitution Articles

Smit & Van Wyk provides a full range of Intellectual Proeprty legal services in all African countries where protection is available. We can provide information on the filing requirements in each of the African countries and can also offer information on the various regional IP organisations such as ARIPO, OAPI and the Madrid protocol. We work with a network of trusted and knowledgeable agents to develop the best possible solution to each of our clients’ IP needs in Africa.

Franchise Operations Manual

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...

Franchising

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...

Franchising

Franchise Attorneys

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...

Franchising

Franchise Agreements in South Africa

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...

Consumer Protection Act – Franchising

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...

Franchise Operations Manual

About the Franchise Agreement

A franchise agreement is in essence not defined in separate category of law, but is governed by existing law of contracts.  More specifically, a franchise agreement is a licence agreement whereby...

Franchise Operations Manual

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...

Franchise Operations Manual

Contract of Purchase and Sale

The most common contractual form is the contract of purchase and sale. A contract of purchase and sale is a legally enforceable agreement between one party to buy and another to sell. For...