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International Franchise Development

Franchisors expanding across national borders require experienced legal counsel to assist with their international development. Throughout our many years of practice, our franchise attorneys have gained an understanding of foreign franchise and trademark laws in several countries. We can provide assistance with compliance with foreign franchise regulations and trademark protection, or even collaboratively work with local counsel. We offer our clients the insight, advice, knowledge and expertise needed to help achieve their international expansion goals.

International franchising can be very complicated due to unfamiliar laws, business practices, and market conditions. Franchisors must do their due diligence before entering a new international market. Likely challenges include the cost of developing a franchise internationally, the possibility of adapting your brand to fit culturally, registering trademarks, selecting the right international development model, and establishing what countries have the highest potential for your brand. Our team of attorneys know the types of questions that need to be asked to establish an international franchise model. When we advise clients about possible issues, we give them knowledge and the legal framework which can make the difference between success and failure.

Our team can provide the following legal services related to international development:

  • Advice about international expansion that fits the strategic objectives of your brand.
  • Guidance in business structure
  • Advice on terms of agreements
  • Advice on international trademark protection
  • Drafting and negotiating franchise-related documents, including agreements, disclosures, registrations, and filings
  • Advice on handling franchise relations, government regulations, and disputes
  • Dispute resolution

Our qualified and experienced team of franchise attorneys has helped several clients expand internationally. We would love to talk to you about your approach and how we may be able to help you with your international development.

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Whether you are exploring franchising for the first time or operating a well-developed franchise system, our franchise attorneys can answer your questions and advise you on the best course of action.

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