Intellectual Property

International Franchise Law & Practice – Masterclass

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One of the most popular business models used today to expand globally is franchising.

We have developed this course to assist the practitioner and their client to understand the complexities of this type of business expansion.

The International Franchising Law Masterclass is comprised of the following topic areas:

  1. Different business models in the franchising system
  2. Business format of franchising
  3. The impact of different cultures and legal systems of international franchising
  4. The effect of a wide range of laws which govern franchising such as franchising laws, codes of conduct, trademark protection, dispute resolution
  5. New developments in taxation avoidance and minimisation and the impact it has on business models.

More specifically, we will be looking at:-

  1. Definition of franchising.
  2. Assessing a franchise business for suitability of transport to overseas jurisdictions.
  3. The role of legal advisers in the business decision to expand a franchise to a new country.
  4. Comparison of Business Models (organics, agents, distributors, licencing, franchising, joint ventures, master franchisees)
  5. Franchising and the concept of culture
  6. Building and protecting the brand
  7. Due diligence
  8. Brand Due Diligence
  9. Role of advisers in due diligence
  10. Contents of a franchising agreement
  11. Obligations of franchisor and franchisee
  12. Other important terms in a franchise agreement
  13. Due Diligence Considerations
  14. Carve-outs
  15. Comparative session – Italy v UK
  16. International Franchise Laws and Regulations
  17. Franchise Business Structures
  18. Expansion in franchising
  19. Legal Issues in negotiation matters
  20. Intellectual Property Issues
  21. Protection of Trade Marks
  22. Real Property considerations – Leases and licences
  23. Dispute Resolution
  24. Alternative dispute resolution – mediation and arbitration
  25. Forum and choice of Law
  26. Factors in dispute resolution
  27. The future of franchising
  28. Social Franchising
  29. Exit Strategies – selling, insolvency, buyouts, public listing, venture capitalists

The students will be learning the above through caselaw and practice case studies to apply the concepts to real practical situations.

For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com to join our mailing list or visit our website International Franchising Law and Practice

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (MINI-CLASS)

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Often professionals need to advice their clients in a variety of fields including intellectual property law.

In this mini-class we will be studying the main areas of intellectual property including copyright, patents and trademarks.

We will study landmark cases and learn the key legal terms in IP.

In this Mini-Class we will study: –

  1. Definitions of different types of intellectual property
  2. Types of Agreement and Contracts – Licensing
  3. Breaches of Intellectual Property
  4. Damages
  5. Injunctions
  6. Amending an Agreement
  7. IP Rights and the Internet
  8. Case Law
  9. Role -Play – Negotiating an Agreement

For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com to join our mailing list or visit Intellectual Property Mini Class