If you are operating a successful business, one way to grow it is to offer franchises to others. We can help you determine if you are ready to grow through franchising. The cornerstone of any franchise is brand identity, which is defined by the name of your business, the unique or stylized way you present your business to the public and the intangibles that are associated with your business. We can assist you with trademark registration to ensure that your brand can be licensed to your franchisees without it being stolen or infringed by competitors.
We can also help protect your brand by registering copyrights and using non-competition, confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements. While we are not patent lawyers, if you do have any patents used in your business, we will help you find the patent lawyers best suited to file and protect your patents.
The franchising process is regulated both at the federal and state levels and our attorneys have a wealth of experience preparing Franchise Disclosure Documents, Franchise Agreements and Operating Manuals in compliance with the standards set forth by the Federal Trade Commission and various state regulators. We have extensive experience with almost every state that regulates the franchise process and can help you navigate the cumbersome filing and approval process.
If you are looking at starting a business, you might be interested in buying a franchise that has a proven concept, a loyal following and a track record of success. Once you have chosen a franchise, we can help you establish your business entity, raise capital, if necessary, and negotiate the best deal you can get with your franchisor.