Franchise law firm Hamilton Pratt has been asked to create a first-draft publication on the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s views on managing intellectual property issues in franchising.

Once the first draft has been created it will be reviewed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation and by a group of external experts. John Pratt, Senior Partner at Hamilton Pratt, said: “While of course we know that we are in an elite group of the top international franchise law firms, nevertheless it was a great honour to be asked by World Intellectual Property Organisation to prepare their publication, Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Franchising.

“As part of this process members of the Hamilton Pratt team were asked to provide seminars organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation in far flung places. For instance, my partner, Gurmeet Jakhu, travelled to Mongolia to talk about franchising.”

The publication which can be obtained from World Intellectual Property Organisation analyses the different ways of expanding a business using the franchise model, the different types of franchise agreement, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of franchising. Other relevant issues are also analysed. The book which is short and easily understood really is an invaluable guide to all those that are contemplating overseas using franchising.

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