Franchising

In legal terms, franchising means a legal arrangement whereby one party grants a licence to another for the purpose of retailing its goods or services, often in a specified area or territory.

Healy O’Connor Solicitors provide advice and assistance in relation to franchising matters to both, franchisors and franchisees on the following issues, and, across a wide range of industry sectors;

  • Preparation/Drafting of franchise agreements
  • Advice on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Franchising
  • Advice on the rights and obligations of the franchisor and the franchisee
  • Enforcement of terms of franchise agreements
  • Advice on the suitability of franchising as a tool in expanding your business
  • Competition law aspects of franchising such as vertical arrangements
  • Intellectual property aspects such as Trade marks, Patents and Copyright
  • Termination of franchise agreements/Renewal Options