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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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ISBN13: 9780851217475
ISBN: 0851217478
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The most comprehensive and practically oriented work available on the subject of franchising, this well researched work offers practitioners thorough guidance in all the different areas of law impacting upon the process and setting up of a successful franchise.

Acting as a complete guide to the law and practice of this area, it covers everything from intellectual property issues to competition law and tax. After providing an historical and commercial perspective on franchising, the authors, leading international franchise experts, then take the reader step by step through a typical transaction - from setting up a franchise to winding up.

They also offer helpful advice on problems which are specific to particular types of franchise operations. The work also provides detailed discussion of international franchising, with all relevant EU material and eventual EU harmonisation of trade mark legislation included in the coverage.

  • Takes the practitioner clause-by-clause through a typical franchising transaction
  • Practitioners are given helpful advice on problems which are specific to certain types of franchise operations
  • The international perspective on franchising is dealt with thoroughly, encompassing relevant EC legislation and its impact on franchisin

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Commercial Law
Part 1:
The Commercial Gateway to the Legal Issues
1. The history and development of franchising
2. What franchising is
3. The commercial rationale for franchising
4. How the law impacts franchising
Part 2:
Pre-contract considerations
5. The relationship of the parties
6. Structuring a franchise
7. Financial aspects
8. Franchisors liabilities
9. Taxation
Part 3:
Specific Legal Issues
10. Trade Marks
11. Copyright and confidence
12. Land law
13. UK competition laws
14. EC competition laws
15. Remedies
Part 4:
Contractual Issues
16. The contractual structure and documentation
17. The franchise contract