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Franchise contract in Spain

Commercial contracts in Spain

Within the different commercial contracts that exist in Spain, one of them is the franchise contract. It is a collaboration between two parties, franchisor and franchisee, where the former provides the latter with rights or services to be exploited commercially, in exchange for receiving an economic consideration. As we can see, both parties get an advantage from this agreement. An example of franchising is that of the fast food brand McDonalds. This company has establishments throughout the world and guarantees that the same type of food is served in all of them. We can also cite the examples of Eroski and Carrefour express, among others.
What standards are established for the franchise?
At the level of the European Union, this issue is regulated by Regulation 4087/88. The Regulation defines the franchise as follows: 'is a set of industrial or intellectual property rights relating to trademarks, commercial names, establishment signs, utility models, designs, copyright, "Know How" or patents, which must be exploited for the resale of products or the provision of services to end users'. In Spain, we must also take into account Law 7/1996, of January 15, on the regulation of retail trade.

Legal advice

If you would like to carry out this contract, remember that you can contact us to inform you about the subject. Apart from this, we can also offer you many other lrgal services: for example, some clients come to us because they want to create a business in Spain or become autonomous; others come to perform the hiring of employees, etc.
Whatever your case, just ask for an appointment with our office in Marbella and we will assist you as soon as possible. Thanks to our highly qualified lawyers and our experience in the sector, many people have come to us and have been satisfied with the results.