International Franchise Contract
Index of the contract
This is a contract between two legally independent parties (Franchisor and Franchisee) located in different countries. In this agreement the Franchisor grants to the Franchisee the exclusive power to distribute its products or services in establishments which are equivalently equipped and furnished, as well as the right to use Intellectual Property Rights (commercial signs, brands, trademarks etc.). It also provides the Know-How (Franchise Handbook), and the technical and commercial support for distribution to be carried out correctly. The Franchisee follows the instructions stated by the Franchisor in regards to the appearance, commercialization and corporate image on the authorized premises. For the services provided, the Franchisee pays the Franchisor a series of different fees (sales fee, Front-end fee, advertising fee, etc.).
The contract is intended for franchises that distribute products (food stuffs, cosmetics, decorations, textiles, etc.) but with a few slight modifications it may also be used for franchises that provide services (real estate, consultancies, financial services, internet, cleaning services, catering, etc.).
This agreement conforms to the UNIDROIT (Unification of Private Law) principles and to the procedures established by the International Chamber of Commerce for international franchise contracts.The language of this contract is English. It is also available in Spanish, French and German.