CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - KNOW-HOW - PILOT SITE - NEW IMPLEMENTATION

Franchise : The Paris Court of Appeals considers that the know-how successfully implemented in a franchise network can be used by the franchisor for the development of another similar network (Platimmo, Guy Hoquet l’immobilier)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, Nov. 12, 2014, Platimmo c/ Guy Hoquet l'immobilier, RG n° 12/15179 Know-how is a decisive element in the success of a franchise, failing which the franchise agreement is considered devoid of cause or purpose and therefore void (Cass. com., 14 Sept. 2010, Appeal No. 09-17.079). Also, the argument of lack of know-how is frequently invoked by franchisees when they are disappointed with the results of the

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Didier Ferrier, Franchise : The Paris Court of Appeals considers that the know-how successfully implemented in a franchise network can be used by the franchisor for the development of another similar network (Platimmo, Guy Hoquet l’immobilier), 12 November 2014, Concurrences N° 2-2015, Art. N° 72958, p. 113

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