Question: Can a Franchisor operate in a Franchsiees territory?Answer:
This will depend upon whether the franchised territory is non-exclusive or exclusive. If it is non-exclusive then yes, the Franchisor can operate within the specified territory. If it is exclusive then no, the Franchisor cannot.
However, it is common for a Franchise Agreement to contain a provision that allows for a Franchisor to operate within the franchised territory even though it is an exclusive territory.