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Proven Denver Lawyers Handle Franchise, Licensing and Distribution Issues

Accomplished Colorado firm assists with transactions and litigation

Among the small, highly regarded fraternity of law firms that practice franchise, distribution and licensing law, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C stands out for its experience, personalized service and cost-effective counsel. Whether you need assistance with a transactional matter such as drafting or reviewing documents or legal disputes including litigation and arbitration, our skilled attorneys provide authoritative legal support. RWO’s franchise practice team has more than 90 years of combined experience handling all aspects of franchise, licensing and distribution law. We keep close track of changes in this fast-growing field, including developments relating to domestic and international regulatory compliance, transactions, litigation and trademarks.  We represent franchisors and franchisees operating nationwide and in over 50 other countries around the world.

Knowledgeable franchise advisers deliver complete transactional support

Our attorneys provide comprehensive advice and legal services to franchisor in a wide variety of industries.  Our services include preparation and updating of documents such as the franchise disclosure documents generally required for all franchise systems under U.S. law, franchise agreements, master license agreements and international disclosure documents. We also assist with:

  • State franchise registration and exemption filings
  • International franchising and licensing
  • Franchise disclosure document preparation review
  • Franchise registration
  • International franchising
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Trade secrets
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Distribution

RWO also represents select franchisees by reviewing key documents including franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements and negotiating the terms of the final agreements on behalf of franchises.

Dedicated advocates litigate disputes and licensing matters

Our attorneys represent franchisors and franchisees in all aspects of dispute resolution whether in negotiations, mediation, litigation or arbitration, including:

  • Disclosure document and franchise agreement disputes
  • Disputes concerning covenants not to compete
  • Distribution and licensing disputes
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Royalty collection actions
  • Trade secret enforcement actions
  • Intellectual property enforcement
  • Product and marketing licenses
  • International licensing enforcement

Our franchise litigators regularly handle enforcement of covenants not to compete and assert and respond to claims of trademark infringement, system noncompliance, and nonpayment of fees and other amounts due franchisors. RWO’s attorneys are experienced in handling claims involving antitrust, trade secret violations, consumer protection, deceptive trade practices and Federal Trade Commission enforcement.

Proven firm handles trademark, copyright, and trade secret issues

Trademarks and other intellectual property are a key part of franchising. RWO has a full-service trademark, copyright and trade secret protection practice. Our attorneys in this practice area have a broad base of litigation and transaction experience and understand the techniques available for protecting the value of trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets for both established companies and startup organizations.  RWO’s trademark, copyright and trade secret practice group attorneys routinely handle domestic and international disputes and are well versed in arbitration procedures.

RWO attorneys in this practice area include:

Contact our Denver franchise lawyers for reliable advice and counsel

Business attorneys at Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. have vast experience in all aspects of franchise, distribution and licensing law. To schedule a consultation, call us at 303-296-2700 or contact us online. Our offices are in Denver, at 1099 18th Street in the heart of downtown and in Telluride.