Practice Areas

Park Sensenig Practice Areas

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Intellectual Property & Franchising

Our Intellectual Property & Franchising team is comprised of attorneys with a wealth of experience working with businesses, individuals and franchisors and franchisees to help protect and leverage their products and ideas. We combine creativity, strategic judgment, and a practical business-minded approach to benefit our clients. Our team of attorneys has broad experience in franchise law/creation including company formation as franchisors or franchisees, registered franchise system set-up across the United States, and the preparation of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) and franchise agreements.

In addition, our team of litigators routinely represents clients in various IP and franchise disputes in Virginia state and federal courts.

Our Intellectual Property services include:

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent enforcement
  • Trademark prosecution and protection
  • Copyright registration
  • Trade Secret identification and protection
  • IP Licensing and transfer
  • IP Risk Management
  • IP Asset Management

Our Franchise services include:

  • Company formation, including filing necessary documents with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) to form a business entity
  • Preparation and Review of Franchise Disclosure Documents
  • Preparation and Review of Franchise Agreements and Area Development Agreements
  • State Registration and Relationship Law Compliance
  • Business Opportunity Compliance
  • Structuring of Distributor and Supplier Relationships
  • Acquisition and Sale of Franchises
  • Lease Review and Negotiations
  • Termination of Franchise Relationships
  • Franchise and business opportunity compliance advice
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution