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Non-reliance clauses in franchise agreements – Court of Appeal confirms they are subject to the "reasonable test"

Non-reliance clauses in franchise agreements – Court of Appeal confirms they are subject to the "reasonable test"

By and | 26 Mar 2019

A "non-reliance" clause is a common feature in a franchise agreement. Such clauses contain an acknowledgment by a franchisee that they agree not to rely on any statements or representations which are not expressly set out within the franchise agreement.

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How well do you know your franchise agreement?

How well do you know your franchise agreement?

By | 25 Jul 2018

This article was first published by Global Franchise Magazine in June 2018. It speaks to a UK audience of businesses and individuals who are new to franchising and provides guidance on key issues to cover in the franchise agreement.

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Joint Venture Franchises: The Whys and Wherefores

Joint Venture Franchises: The Whys and Wherefores

By and | 25 Jul 2018

Franchising provides a flexible model for growth or re-engineering, with a variety of structures to meet different needs. Of all the structures the joint venture franchise is the least understood and most likely to cause difficulties, if not structured correctly.

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Don't forget to renew those vows

By and | 30 May 2018

Last week the world tuned into a royal wedding, and as the happy newlyweds look forward to their new life together, we can pause for thought and consider the parallels between the franchise relationship and a marriage.

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Clucking Mad – what can franchise businesses learn from KFC's supply chain issues?

By and | 12 Mar 2018

The recent and much reported closure of approximately 600 KFC restaurants in the UK confirmed the country's fondness for fried chicken and also highlighted the importance of careful supply chain management. In this article, we look at the lessons that can be learned and applied to managing risks and liabilities in a franchised supply chain.

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When fiction becomes reality…Pokémon Go!

When fiction becomes reality…Pokémon Go!

By | 26 Jul 2016

Pokémon- a fictional world just for kids right? WRONG! Pokémon Go takes us a step closer to incorporating augmented reality into our everyday lives. So what does it mean for retailers?

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Euro 2016: Ambush marketing risks in the UK

Euro 2016: Ambush marketing risks in the UK

23 May 2016

The article covers the potential risks involved for those that engage in ambush marketing activities related to the Euro 2016 football tournament.

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Star Wars - may the IP be with you

Star Wars - may the IP be with you

By and | 15 Jan 2016

We look at the types of intellectual property linked to the Star Wars brand and how these intellectual property rights have been exploited to create probably the most successful franchise of all time

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Franchising and E-Commerce: the e-lephant in the room

Franchising and E-Commerce: the e-lephant in the room

By and | 29 Oct 2015

An analysis of the legal and commercial challenges facing franchisors in the digital age