CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - TERRITORY - EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION - VRP - STATUS - COMMERCIAL AGENT - COMMISSION - EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR - PROTECTION - PARALLEL DISTRIBUTION

Exclusivity’s territory: The Court of Cassation, together with Paris and Reims Court of Appeal, give a narrow interpretation to the distributor’s territory, the extent of that territory and the supplier’s obligations relating to that territory (M. Bedda/Florest ; Lanson Internationale Diffusion/M. Pérez ; Amg2r/Marini Silvano ; Laurice El Badry Rahme/HJC)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cass. com, December 8, 2009, Amg2r c/ company Marini Silvano, n° 08-17749 Cass. soc. 1 July 2009, M. Bedda v. Ets Florest, No. 08-40605, unpublished. The attribution of an exclusive territory to a distributor opens up advantages of such importance (cf. N. Eréséo, L'Exclusivité contractuelle, Litec, 2008, Bibl. dr. entr. n° 79) that the judges rigorously assess the extent of the territory and exclusivity. Several species illustrate this assessment in relation to sales representative (I.), commercial agent (II.) and exclusive distribution (III.) contracts. I. Territorial exclusivity and status of the sales representative The Social Division of the Court of

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Didier Ferrier, Exclusivity’s territory: The Court of Cassation, together with Paris and Reims Court of Appeal, give a narrow interpretation to the distributor’s territory, the extent of that territory and the supplier’s obligations relating to that territory (M. Bedda/Florest ; Lanson Internationale Diffusion/M. Pérez ; Amg2r/Marini Silvano ; Laurice El Badry Rahme/HJC), 1 July 2009, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 31126, pp. 90-92

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