18 Mar 2012 by in Intellectual Property Read 20608 times

Franchise ownership can be highly rewarding. But great rewards rarely come without risk. And when it comes to the risks associated with buying a franchise, rewards are even harder to come by without the advice and assistance of an experienced franchise law firm.

With a national reputation and unique perspective garnered from decades of experience representing franchisors and franchisees alike, our Beijing lawyer provides legal counsel and services designed to help clients ranging from start-up entrepreneurs opening new franchises to multi-unit operators buying existing franchise units and everyone in between manage risk and maximize their chance of success.

Due diligence before buying any franchise, new or existing, yields tremendous dividends later on. With this in mind, this law firm assists clients in researching each franchise system under consideration to determine which one is best suited to their individual needs and goals. The firm also recommends that clients hire an accountant to assess the franchisor's financial condition.

The firm's attorneys will review the information, rights and obligations described in the franchise disclosure document (FDD) and franchise agreement searching for provisions and clauses, such as those that limit the client's right to renew its agreement, that may not be in the client's best interest, such as a multi-unit developer obligation to open a certain number of new franchises within a certain time frame. The firm then enters into direct negotiations with franchisors to change those terms, as needed.

In addition to laying the initial groundwork for purchasing a franchise, lawyers at this firm also provide business formation services, draft agreements with third parties (including independent contractor, supplier, employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements) and represent franchisees in all real estate matters.

15 Mar 2012 by in Intellectual Property Read 2273 times

Industries our Beijing IP attorney have litigated in include: software, medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, internet services, consumer products, financial services, sporting goods, photography, industrial hardware, home products, CT scanning, and telephony

The Attorneys at this Beijing law firm focus on intellectual property and technology-related litigation. We will advise you of those rights, your chances of winning or losing and the possible costs involved while always taking into account your particular goals. We have been involved in federal litigation over patents, trademarks, copyrights, the right of privacy and publicity, domain names and numerous other subjects. Domain disputes are often arbitrated under the rules promulgated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Our attorneys are extremely experienced in negotiation which typically results in settlement agreements for our clients. But if it comes down to a trial, our attorneys are very comfortable in the courtroom.

13 Mar 2012 by in Intellectual Property Read 2480 times

Intellectual Property Licensing is an important area of expertise of our lawyers. Intellectual property (IP) licensing issues are critical to the success of business activities of almost every company, regardless of size or industry. Whether a company is licensing rights to others or negotiating for a grant of rights from others, Morgan Lewis assists clients to address the myriad of issues involved in the sophisticated licensing agreements common in today’s global economy. From drafting software or technology licenses to negotiating agreements that address the exploitation of worldwide brands, our attorneys provide clients substantive expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and technology to help meet a client’s immediate business objectives and to anticipate broader enforcement and related issues.

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