Franchising

A New Code for Ethical Franchising in Britain

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Following a long period of consultation and discussion at European level, the British Franchise Association (BFA) adopted the latest version of the European Code of Ethics for Franchising (ECEF) More …

EU Trade Mark Regulations: Changes to the interpretation of EU Trade Mark specifications

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A change will be implemented in relation to the EUIPO's interpretation of descriptions of goods and services. More …

Franchising flourishes as revenue rockets

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British franchising businesses contributed more than £15 billion to the national economy last year, according to new figures from the latest bfa / NatWest Franchise Survey 2015 (the 30th such report). More …

VAT and hot food: The Subway saga continues

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The VAT treatment of food has always been a complex and confusing area, and many Subway franchisees now feel that it is also unfairly inconsistent. More …

Must franchisors act in good faith towards their franchisees?

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Unlike many other legal jurisdictions, English law has not generally recognised or imposed a general duty on parties to a contract to perform that contract in good faith other than in respect of particular types of contracts e.g. contracts of insurance or employment. More …

Franchise agreements: Sign on the dotted line – part two

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The recent case of Dream Doors Limited v Lodgeford Homes Limited & Anor [2012] EWHC 1663 (QB) highlights the need to make sure that your franchise agreements are executed correctly and by the correct parties. More …

Franchise agreements - sign on the dotted line

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The recent case of Dream Doors Limited v Lodgeford Homes Limited & Anor [2012] EWHC 1663 (QB) highlights the need to make sure that your franchise agreements are executed correctly and by the correct parties. More …