What do you know about Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) in Franchising?

In this article, Tabitha explains RPM and competition law, penalties for breaches and more. Fraser Brown recently attended the British Franchising Association’s Legal Update, presenting to Franchisors on the topic of price fixing

2018 legal issues for the franchise sector

In this article we will highlight some of the main legal matters which franchise owners should ensure they know as we settle into the new year.

How to ‘McMafia’ your business: the key to a successful franchise

A play on the recent BBC series McMafia - but will a very legal and practical spin on how to build your empire


The aim of GDPR is to clarify the law in the area of data protection, and bring the laws protecting individual’s data and rights into the current digital age.

Execute your Franchise Agreement correctly- tips for both the franchisor and franchisee

Having been a long and sometimes arduous process, you have managed to successfully negotiate the terms of your Franchise Agreement! However if it has not been executed (signed) correctly it could potentially mean it’s invalid and unenforceable.

Legal Update: Brand Infringement and Unjustified Threats

In October 2017, the new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 came into force. The purpose of the Act was to amend the law governing unjustified threats to commence legal proceedings for infringement of intellectual property rights.

New guidance on franchisor's kickbacks

The British Franchising Association (bfa) periodically publish technical bulletins which provide advice and guidance on best practice in franchising.

Top 10 Brand Choosing Tips

Choosing the right brand for a product or business is vital as your brand name can be a valuable company asset capable of being commercially exploited in its own right.

Top 5 Tips for taking a Master Licence of an Incoming Brand

Becoming the UK Master for incoming brands is the natural next step for the multi unit franchisee experienced in the sector. There are however a number of issues to consider if this is the route that you want to take.

Our Top Tips for Incoming Franchisors

Franchising in any country is all about the brand - to develop a franchise network in the UK you will need to ensure that your brands are registered here.

Risky business?

Starting a business can be tricky and starting up a franchise business is often considered a less risky option.

EWIF Success in the Midlands

Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) held their first Midlands Regional meeting on 5th July and it was a huge success. Fiona Boswell, the Regional Chair of EWIF Midlands hosted the meeting and was thrilled with the number of people who attended.

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