*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, 03.10.12, RG no. 11/05235, Service personnel v. C.G. The franchise agreement presupposes the existence of know-how likely to ensure the profitability of the franchised activity. In the absence of know-how mastered by the franchisor, the franchise agreement is null and void because it is devoid of cause (or purpose), as the Paris Court of Appeal points out by carefully analysing the contractual context. After having stressed that "know-how is defined as a finalised body of practical knowledge, transmissible, not immediately accessible to the public, not patented, resulting from the franchisor's experience and tested by the franchisor and
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