This Franchise Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into on this __________ day of ______, 20, (the “Effective Date”) between [Franchisor Company Name], a company incorporated under the laws of [Jurisdiction], having its principal place of business at [Franchisor Address] (hereinafter referred to as the “Franchisor”), and [Franchisee Company Name], a company incorporated under the laws of [Jurisdiction], having its principal place of business at [Franchisee Address] (hereinafter referred to as the “Franchisee”).
WHEREAS, the Franchisor owns and operates a legal consultancy business under the trade name [Trade Name], which includes the provision of legal advice, counseling, and related services (hereinafter referred to as the “Business”);
WHEREAS, the Franchisee desires to obtain the right to operate a franchise of the Business under the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement;
WHEREAS, the Franchisor is willing to grant the Franchisee such rights and provide the necessary support and training;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the Franchisor and the Franchisee (collectively referred to as the “Parties”) agree as follows:
Grant of Franchise
1.1 The Franchisor grants the Franchisee a non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to operate a franchise of the Business at the location specified in Schedule A (the “Franchise Location”).
1.2 The Franchisee acknowledges that the Franchisor has developed a proprietary system, including trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, and other confidential information related to the Business (the “System”). The Franchisee shall use the System strictly in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Franchisor.
Term and Renewal
2.1 The initial term of this Agreement shall be [number] years, commencing on the Effective Date, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the provisions herein.
2.2 The Franchisee shall have the option to renew this Agreement for additional terms of [number] years each, subject to the Franchisee’s compliance with the terms and conditions set forth herein and payment of the renewal fee as determined by the Franchisor.
Franchise Fee and Royalties
3.1 The Franchisee shall pay a one-time franchise fee in the amount of [amount] (the “Franchise Fee”) within [number] days of the Effective Date.
3.2 The Franchisee shall pay ongoing royalties to the Franchisor in the amount of [percentage] of the gross revenue generated by the Franchisee’s operation of the Business, payable [monthly/quarterly/yearly] in arrears.
Training and Support
4.1 The Franchisor shall provide the Franchisee with initial training on the operation of the Business, as well as ongoing support and guidance as reasonably required.
4.2 The Franchisee shall bear all costs associated with training, including travel, accommodation, and living expenses.
Marketing and Advertising
5.1 The Franchisor shall provide the Franchisee with marketing and advertising materials to promote the Business.
5.2 The Franchisee shall contribute [percentage] of its gross revenue towards a marketing and advertising fund established by the Franchisor.
Confidentiality and Non-Competition
6.1 The Franchisee acknowledges and agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the System and any other proprietary information provided by the Franchisor.
6.2 The Franchisee shall not, during the term of this Agreement and for a period of [number] years following its termination, directly or indirectly engage in any business that competes with the Business within a [number]-mile radius of the Franchise Location.
7.1 Either Party may terminate this Agreement upon written notice if the other Party commits a material breach and fails to remedy such breach within [number] days of receiving written notice.
7.2 Upon termination, the Franchisee shall cease using the Franchisor’s trademarks and return all confidential information and materials provided by the Franchisor.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
8.1 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [Jurisdiction].
8.2 Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved through mediation, and if mediation fails, through binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of [Arbitration Institution] in [Jurisdiction].
9.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior discussions, negotiations, and understandings, whether oral or written.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this Franchise Agreement as of the Effective Date first above written.
[Franchisor Company Name]
[Franchisee Company Name]