If the franchisor and franchisee are based in India, are they considered to be separate entities or a single entity? As per law, if the franchise is wholly based in India, then the franchisor and franchisee are to be treated as separate entities, indep
What are the legal issues arising out of termination?
Right to carry on and conduct the business of the franchisor’s brand, Intellectual Property Laws, Jurisdictions/Forums for settling legal disputes and conflict of laws are vital legal issues to be considered when one talks of termination of a franchise agreement. As the agreement is terminated, the franchiser needs to take steps to protect his trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and licensing rights given to the franchisee. One needs to be very clear on the abovementioned core issues before getting into franchisee arrangements and the issues arising out of terminations of franchisee agreement. In spite of there being no specific statutory law for franchising specifically, there are various acts like the Indian Contract Act, the Arbitration Act, the Indian Companies Act and the Intellectual Property Laws which look into the governing principles of franchising.
What are the mediums of international franchising?
There are different types of ways for getting into international franchising: