Franchising Solicitors Dublin
Kevin O’Higgins Solicitors have a strong reputation in this area. It led the legal effort in the establishment and start up of the Sherry FitzGerald franchise over 20 years ago in what has become one of the most successful service franchises in the country with up to 90 plus franchises. In addition we have advised many franchisees contemplating the taking on of a franchise, an always in a cost effective manner.
The concept of franchising is founded on the idea that a good business model can be replicated again and again. A business which has an established brand and is looking to expand its markets, or simply exploit its valuable intellectual property, can sell licences. These enable others to use the business’ brand, trade marks, patents and to trade the same products and services in much the same way. That creates a franchise, over which the original company – the head office – retains a significant level of control.
It is inevitable that the franchisor, in relinquishing autonomy, risks damaging its brand. Franchises which fail to meet standards can quickly cost a franchisor its reputation. So it’s crucial that careful thought is put into whether or not franchising is the right option for a particular business and if it’s decided that it is, the terms of any arrangement – to include training, supervision and monitoring of the franchisee – must be carefully drawn up.
Kevin O’Higgins Solicitors can advise on all aspects of franchising, including development agreements, master, regional, multiple and unit franchise agreements, property considerations, intellectual property aspects, network acquisitions and sales and disputes.
Call Kevin for a consultation on (01) 284 2420
The services we can offer in the area of Franchising include:
Drafting of franchise agreements
Competition law aspects of franchising
Advice on the rights and obligations
Enforcement of terms of franchise agreements
Intellectual property aspects
Advice on the suitability of franchising
“I was glad to have Kevin in my corner when going through the purchase of a Franchise territory in what was quite a tricky transaction. Clear and concise advice, coupled with calm head while dealing with the seller and their solicitors. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to anyone.”
– Paul Caskey (Tallaght)