CASE COMMENTS: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES – SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS – CONCEPT OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP – CONCEPT OF STABLE RELATIONSHIP

Sudden termination of commercial relationships: The Paris Court of Appeal rules that a relationship between a TV broadcaster and a production company is a stable commercial relationship (Planete Prod, France Televisions)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Paris Court of Appeal marks the end of the cultural exception! After the Equidia case (CA Paris, ch. 5-5, 20 January 2011, Equidia c/25 Mars Production, RG 10/01509, Concurrences No. 2-2011, p. 134, note J.-L. Fourgoux), the Court of Appeal reconfirms that Article L. 442-6, I, 5° of the Commercial Code may apply to relations between a television channel and an audiovisual production company. The case is old and full of twists and turns. At first instance, the Paris Commercial Court had ruled that Article L. 442-6 I 5° of the Commercial Code could not apply because of the specific nature of audiovisual

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Mireille Dany, Sudden termination of commercial relationships: The Paris Court of Appeal rules that a relationship between a TV broadcaster and a production company is a stable commercial relationship (Planete Prod, France Televisions), 1 July 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 39958, pp. 121-122

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