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Ten points for attention in signing a contract
In recent years, with the growing trend of entrepreneurship, more and more people join franchise chains, franchise disputes also increase. These disputes are partly caused by the franchise contract. Before joining, the franchise headquarters did not elaborate the content of the contract to the franchisors, and the franchisors often signed the contract without further understanding. It is not surprising that under the ambiguous treatment of the two sides, disputes would arise.
In fact, before signing a franchise contract, the franchisors should have a thorough understanding of the content of the contract to ensure their own rights and interests. Do not think that joining the contract is a model of the headquarters system can not be modified. Actually, contracts should be made after mutual agreement. In other words, the franchisee should not only open his eyes to see the contents clearly, but also have the right to ask for revision. This article only provides the following ten points for attention, for the franchisee as a reference for signing.
First, it should be required to sign the Service Badge registration certificate at headquarters. Because the so-called franchise is that the headquarters authorize the brand to franchise stores. In other words, the headquarters must have the brand before authorizing the franchise stores. That is to say, the headquarters must first obtain the Central Bureau of standards and the Service Badge registration certificate issued.
A while ago, there was a dispute about a Chinese catering chain system. The old and new systems entered the Fair Trading Committee. Then the losing party was forced to change the brand name, and even the franchised stores that had joined the system were forced to change their names. How innocent! Therefore, before joining the franchise, we must first confirm that the headquarters does own this brand, in order to be able to safely join.

Second. Payment of royalties. Generally speaking, the headquarters will charge three fees to the franchisee, namely, franchise fee, royalty fee and margin. The so-called franchise fee refers to the fees charged by the headquarters to help franchisees make overall shop planning and education and training before opening the store. The royalty refers to the fees that franchise stores pay for the use of headquarters trademarks and the use of goodwill. This is a continuous fee. As long as franchise stores continue to use headquarters trademarks, they must pay regularly. The payment period may be paid once a year, quarterly or monthly.

As for the margin, it is the fee charged by the headquarters to ensure that the franchisee will actually perform the contract and pay the payment on time. Among them, because the royalty is a continuous fee, some franchise headquarters will require the franchisee to issue a check for the full royalty within the contract period at one time. For example, the contract period is five years, and the royalty is paid annually. Some headquarters will require the franchisee to pay the five-year royalty at one time. Headquarters.
Later, there was a case in which a franchisor of a certain system opened a shop for two years and closed down because of poor business, but as early as the time of signing the contract, a check with a five-year royalty was drawn up and handed over to the headquarters.
It is reasonable to say that since the brand and goodwill of the headquarters are no longer used in the next three years, there is no need to pay the royalties. However, the headquarters will still roll the checks collected into the bank to withdraw money. This franchisee will not only lose two years of business, but also pay the amount of these checks already issued.
Therefore, if a franchisor meets the requirement of the headquarters to open a full contract within one time and the full amount of the royalty check, he must remember to add a point to the contract. When the franchisor closes the store and no longer opens the shop, the headquarters must return the unexpired royalty in order to protect his own rights and interests.