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What is accidental franchising?
Accidental franchising occurs when you’re seemingly just licensing Intellectual Property but the law (under the Franchising Code of Conduct) deems that you are actually franchising. Our lawyers can help you avoid this.
A legal review of your IP licensing arrangements to prevent accidental franchising
Phone consultations with our expert lawyers
We’re an award-winning, totally online law firm. Forget the hassle of meeting a lawyer face-to-face. Our top-trained lawyers are ready to help wherever you are in Australia.
Our lawyers were recruited from Australia's top firms and use our custom-built technology to provide a better and more affordable legal service.
Commercial Contracts Lawyer
Corporate Specialist Lawyer
Intellectual Property Lawyer
1 / Get a free quote
Our legally trained consultants will prepare a fixed-fee quote for you.
2 / Accept online
Accept your fixed-fee quote and e-sign our engagement letter.
3 / Speak with a lawyer
Our expert lawyers will talk you through your project via phone, video call or whatever suits!
Receive your completed project, usually within 5 - 10 working days.
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Accidental franchising is governed by the Franchising Code of Conduct. If you are being more involved in the sale, service, promotion or distribution of the brand you are “licensing” – you could be accidentally franchising. Our lawyers can provide guidance specific to your situation.
As part of this package, a Sprintlaw lawyer will review information about your intellectual property licensing arrangements, and identify key risks and suggested actions to comply with franchising and licensing laws. You’ll also receive phone consultations with a Sprintlaw lawyer who will take your instructions, advise you on the legal issues you need to know and answer any questions you may have.
Our fixed-fee Accidental Franchising Consults start at $350 + GST.
As an online law firm, we eliminate the headaches of paying us by the hour and finding time to meet with a lawyer in person. We communicate via phone, email and cloud conferencing — whichever suits you! We know you’re busy, so we’re only a click away.
You’ll be guided through this process by our expert lawyers, who are Australian-qualified and were trained at leading law firms. They left the traditional corporate law sphere to help us make legal services better. Our lawyers specialise in technology, intellectual property, contract drafting, corporate and commercial law.