The Italian Competition Authority assesses a de minimis franchising contract (Il Tucano Franchising)

Background On 13 November 1997 the ICA issued its first decision regarding the compatibility of a franchise contract with the prohibition of anticompetitive agreements [1]. The agreement which was assessed by the ICA regarded the franchising network set up by Il Tucano Franchising for the retail sale of a number of non alimentary products such as toys, shoes, household articles, furniture, etc. According to the franchise contract, the franchisor provided the franchisees with the right of using its trademark, the sales and visual merchandising techniques and supplied them with the different types of products to be marketed. In order

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Denis Fosselard, Stefania Amoruso, Lina Vitolo, The Italian Competition Authority assesses a de minimis franchising contract (Il Tucano Franchising), 13 November 1997, e-Competitions November 1997, Art. N° 26672

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