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Franchise Licensing Fee

In some franchise agreements, the franchisor charges a license fee or some other charge to use the logo, trademark, or copyright. This fee is assessed because it is possible that the franchisor has to pay some third party for the right to use the trademark, logo, patent, or copyright in the franchise system. In rare situations, the franchisor is merely a clearinghouse or territorial controller for the franchise network and therefore, this fee pays for the territorial grant.

The Franchise Relationship


A franchise relationship is a partnership between two parties.  The primary party is the Franchiser.  This entity owns a master group of similar business selling/providing the same product or service.  The Franchiser sells a ‘Right’ to his [...]