The concept of franchising is based on a marketing concept that can be used by an organization to expand its business.

Generally, franchising involves the franchisor entrusting the franchisee with the rights to the trademark, trade dress, and/or products, as well as their reputation.

Laws pertaining to intellectual property, contracts, and industry-specific regulations are all important factors.

Once you begin to grant franchises, you are responsible for the success of your franchisees, for training them, and for continually improving the processes and systems of the business, in order to effectively move into franchising rather than what you initially started out doing.

There is a great deal of franchising activity across a wide variety of industries, and the firm represents a large number of domestic and international clients in retail, hospitality, medicine, beauty and healthcare, automotive, education, real estate, and luxury and apparel.

How does franchising work?

You will grant your franchisees the following rights when you franchise your operations
Make use of your trademark as well as other branding elements
The distribution and sale of your products
Patented products and processes are manufactured and distributed
Utilize your confidential information regarding your business structure and implementation
Your company’s education and training programs
Business-specific software should be used

Franchise contracts should be drafted and reviewed by experienced lawyers on behalf of both parties in order to ensure that both parties’ interests are protected and that no unreasonable commercial risks are involved.

January 2023
Delhi High Court sets aside registration of ‘Swiss Military’ trademark by private company
The Delhi High Court has set aside the registration of ‘Swiss Military’ and the logo by a private company called Promoshirts SM. The HC has held that a red cross with white background and the words ‘Swiss Military’ serve as a source identifier for the goods of Swiss Origin for the public.
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January 2023
Return of iconic Yezdi motorcycle hits legal hurdle, Karnataka HC cancels trademark acquisition by heir of original maker
The return of ‘Yezdi’, an iconic Indian motorcycle from the 1970s, has suffered a legal setback with the Karnataka High Court ruling as illegal the acquisition of the ‘Yezdi’ trademark by a member of the family of the original owners — Ideal Jawa (India) Pvt Ltd — which went into liquidation two decades ago.
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December 2022
India to seek IPR waiver for green energy tech at G20
India is planning to push for a waiver of intellectual property rights (IPR) for technologies related to green energy and energy transition in a bid to bridge the technology gap across G20 countries, two officials aware of the matter said. India took over presidency of the grouping earlier this month.
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