Pudong, Shanghai Office


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Franchise and Distribution

If you have a brand, we have a plan” ®

Deciding to expand your brand to China is a major decision. The key to making the right decision is asking for the proper advice from experienced advisors to help structure a franchise strategy – both for legal and business avenues. At IPO Pang, we can help you navigate the rules and regulations so your franchise will have the best chance possible to succeed.

IPO Pang’s expert team will advise you on the complexities of modern franchising in China – the laws, the regulations, the customs, the practices, the brand protections. We understand the need to combine business and legal knowledge of the ever-changing franchise landscape, and localize such knowledge for use in China.

We have the expertise to advise potential franchisors across a wide variety of legal disciplines, including IP, M&A, Franchise compliance, Labor and Employment, Tax compliance and avoidance, legal structure, holding company structure, minimization of liability, unfair competition, rebranding, enforcement.

We help clients on master franchise agreements, territory franchise agreements, unit development agreements and related documentation, and do so which includes negotiation, drafting (bilingual), recording and Intellectual Property Rights Registration. We assist franchisors in structuring their Cross-Border Franchising Activities, including Confidentiality, Distribution, Employment, Indemnification, License, Lease, Management, Purchase and Sale, and Service Agreements.

We design Strategies for Domestic and International Trademark Protection and file Franchise Disclosure Documents with MOFCOM in China in compliance with the law. We assist our foreign franchisors with legal strategies on management of the brand to ensure minimal dilution of the brand, full compliance with corporate or brand rules, and simplification of operations to save costs while remaining fully compliant.

As a leader in franchising in China, and a record to prove it, we say to our prospective franchisor clients: “If you have a brand, we have a plan.”®

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