CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION - FRANCHISE - COMMERCIAL AGENCY - COMMISSION-AFFILIATION - CLASSIFICATION

Commercial agent: The Paris Court of Appeal re-characterizes a commissionaire-affiliate, formerly a franchisee, as a commercial agent (Chattawak/Chantal Pieri)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Court of Appeal of Paris, 5th Chamber, Section A, 13 September 2006, SAS Chattawak v. Société Chantal Pieri In order to master in the highly competitive and restrictive textile products sector the delicate issues of stock building and the setting of marketing prices, some franchisors have transformed their franchise contract into a so-called "commission-affiliation" contract. The Paris Court of Appeal, in a decision of September 13, 2006, requalified a former franchisee commissionaire-affiliate as a commercial agent. The 'principal'

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Didier Ferrier, Commercial agent: The Paris Court of Appeal re-characterizes a commissionaire-affiliate, formerly a franchisee, as a commercial agent (Chattawak/Chantal Pieri), 13 September 2006, Concurrences N° 4-2006, Art. N° 27787, www.concurrences.com

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