CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION – TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTION DISTRIBUTORS – JOINT INTEREST AGENTS (NO) – COMMERCIAL AGENCY (NO)

Commercial agency: The Paris Court of Appeal rejects once again telephone subscription distributors’ claim to benefit from commercial agents status (Waris Télécom / Orange)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, May 9, 2012, Waris Télécom and Mim Télécom v/ Orange France, RG 09/19381 The judges once again rule on the status of telephone subscription distributors; once again, they deny them the qualities of agents of common interest and, a fortiori, commercial agents (Cass. com., 15 January 2008, No. 06-14.698; Cass. com., 20 May 2008, No. 07-13.488; Cass. com., 21 June 2011, No. 10-18.577, Concurrences No. 4-2011, obs. D. Ferré). In the present case, the reorganisation of its network by a telephone operator wishing to improve the quality of its services in order to increase the loyalty of its subscribers had led to a deterioration in relations with some of

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Dominique Ferré, Commercial agency: The Paris Court of Appeal rejects once again telephone subscription distributors’ claim to benefit from commercial agents status (Waris Télécom / Orange), September 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48374, p. 122

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