Skilled Representation in Franchising Matters
Depending on your circumstances, franchising can be a good option to pursue when you are looking to expand your business. A franchise comes about when you license your trademark or service mark and business system to a Franchisee for a fee. In exchange, the franchisee is allowed to use your trademark or service mark to sell goods or services according to the terms of the franchise agreement.
The requirements surrounding franchises can be quite complex and it is advisable to seek the advice of an experienced attorney in order to determine if franchising is right for your business. At The Livingston Firm, we have a complete understanding of franchise law and have advised clients on all types of franchising matters.
Responsibilities of Trademark or Service Mark Owners
Franchises are governed by federal and state laws. If you are planning to license your trademark or servicemark it is your responsibility to make sure you are not actually going to be offering franchises illegally. Violations of state and federal franchise regulations can result in administrative proceedings and/or private actions by franchisees.
We dedicate our entire practice to intellectual property matters. From our office in Naples, we represent clients throughout Florida and across the country in a variety of franchising matters. Our attorneys will take the time to help you understand all of the legal requirements involved with franchising and give you all of the information you need in order to make a sound decision about whether franchising is right for you.