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Budding entrepreneurs can start a business from scratch or they can choose to represent an already-established brand. When a business owner 'buys' a franchise they are actually purchasing a license to use established trademarks and trade names.
What is a franchise license all about?
A franchise license helps create the commercial and contractual relationship between franchisor and franchisee. It passes on certain rights to the franchisee to use the name, logo, and identity of the established brand in order to start a branch of the franchise. Franchise licenses can give the small business owner rights to different aspects of the business.
In fact, there are two main types of franchise licenses:
In case you were wondering if the franchising option is popular, it is. Close to 1/3 of all U.S. retail sales come from the country's 500,000 franchise locations.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.