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SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Franchise Law in force.

SAUDI ARABIA, 18 November 2019
After many years of drafting, discussions, negotiations and revisions, the Saudi Franchise Regulations (the "Regulations") have finally been approved by the Council of Ministers in its meeting on 8 October 2019; the Law was published in the official gazette (Um Al-Qura) as Royal Decree M/22 of 9/2/1441H. on 25 October 2019.

ITALY: Amendments to the Italian trademarks rules, with particular reference to agreements concerning the use of trademarks.

ITALY, 18 November 2019
On February 20, 2019 the Legislative Decree no. 15 was issued on the approximation and harmonisation of the laws of the Member States concerning trademarks implementing the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 and in order to render the laws of the Member States consistent with Regulation (EU) 2015/2424.

DENMARK: Franchisor did not breach franchise agreement by allowing the opening of a supermarket close to franchisee's supermarket.

DENMARK, 18 November 2019
The case concerned a franchise agreement regarding the operation of a supermarket.

AUSTRIA: The "service commission" is actually part of the regular commission for transmission of business (Austrian Supreme Court April 29, 2019 - 2...

AUSTRIA, 18 November 2019
In commercial agency contracts, there are sometimes breakdowns of the commission for conclusion, support during assembly, extensions, maintenance contracts and even for "support". A dispute arises when the principal wants to cut it because the support has not or has no longer been provided. The fundamental character of such "service commissions" must be questioned.