Franchise Development Services (FDS), a franchise consultancy and publishing company, has renewed its relationship with Brand Protect, a respected trademark specialist.

Continuing to work alongside FDS as an Associate, Brand Protect offers expert specialist services to the franchise sector with advice and assistance in all areas of intellectual property.

Paul Hague, an FDS Franchise Consultant, said: “We are more than happy to recommend Brand Protect to our clients as they provide sound advice on exactly what actions should be taken to protect trade names and trademarks in readiness for franchising, and then assist clients with all the formalities of applying for registration.”

Brand Protect, which is located near Oxford, is operated by Bernard Whyatt, a leading lawyer, who has been involved in intellectual property law for many years. He is highly experienced, having previously worked for, and advised, many and various organisations from ‘start ups’ to ‘multi-nationals’ in this country and abroad.

The Brand Protect team offers a free consultation (worth up to £500) to prospective and established franchisors on how to gain the best and most effective brand protection.

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