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Our Practice

The firm’s Franchising, Licensing and Distribution Practice Group has a developed expertise at counseling domestic and foreign clients, from the scheme design to the implementation of franchises in Mexico.

We provide comprehensive advice to clients in all legal and business-related aspects, including the corporate, contractual, intellectual property and tax matters to be taken into consideration for the structuring of franchises, licensing, distribution and marketing of their products and services.

Our practice includes substantial experience in legal opinions on the scope and implications of franchising, licensing and distribution schemes in Mexico and its impact on a global scale business standpoint, including the structuring and establishing of franchise networks and master franchises, as well as in area development and unit franchise agreements, with the drafting and negotiation thereof and their registration before relevant Mexican authorities. We also advise on the analysis of potential breach and/or unfair competition, to undertake applicable legal actions, from cease-and-desist orders to representing clients in litigation and dispute resolution proceedings.

We represent clients on planning and managing a complete franchise, license business and their intellectual property portfolio, reporting on the laws, regulations, treaties, requirements, processes, renewals and other issues that constitute effective protection. In this regard, our team works closely with clients to efficiently assess their needs and thereafter provide tailored advice.  Our client base is varied and includes several of the most renowned franchises today.

We are actively involved in national and international associations related to franchising and often invited as speakers therein, namely the International Franchise Association, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Mexican Bar Association.

We have accumulated substantial experience on:

  • Customs and International Trade
  • Franchising and Distribution
  • Manufacturing and Maquila Operations
  • Marketing
  • Technology and Outsourcing