Franchise law and licensing

Some common questions about franchises and licenses:

The term of the franchise will depend on the Franchise Agreement. It may be as short as one year or may be for several years. As a general rule, franchises tend to be between 3-5 years with the option of renewing at the end of the term.

This refers to payments to the franchisor for providing ongoing support to the franchisee’s business such as management and technical assistance. This is often calculated as a percentage of the franchise’s turnover, or it may be a flat fee per month. It may also include regular payments for advertising or marketing of the brand.

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