GDPR FAQ’s

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.

Are you considering buying an existing Franchise business?

Acquisition can be a ‘risky business’ if it is not dealt with properly; therefore it is essential that you have the right professional advisors on board from the outset.

Carry on and Stay Confident – the Brexit Impact on Franchising

The British Franchise Association has issued a statement to its members which broadly states it is “business as usual” for franchising.

Shhh! - The New Trade Secrets Directive

To address the inconsistent legal definitions of what constitutes a trade secret applied by the courts of different European jurisdictions the EU has adopted and published a new EU Trade Secrets Directive.

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