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CHINA:Franchisor’s Liability for Failure to Disclose in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”).

CHINA, 15 April 2019
In this appellate court decision regarding a franchise agreement dispute, the Shanghai IP Court dismissed the Franchisee’s claim for the termination of the Franchise Agreement due to the Franchisor’s failure to make disclosures. In deciding this case, the court mainly relied on the lack of substantial negative impact caused by the Franchisor’s failure to disclose.

ITALY: How the new trade secrets’ protection affects the content of the commercial agreements, in particular the distribution contracts.

ITALY, 15 April 2019
The Italian Decree no. 63/2018, dated May 11, 2018, implemented the rules contained in the EU Directive 2016/943 “ on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure ”, modifying the Italian Industrial Property Code.

GREECE: Greek jurisprudence 2018 on franchising agreements.

GREECE, 15 April 2019
Injuction 2916/2018 of Court of First Instance of Athens on non-competition clause and Decision 14509/2018 of Court of First Instance of Salonica on termination of the contract for due cause.

ITALY: Abuse of economic dependence in relation to franchise agreements.

ITALY, 18 March 2019
Article 9 of Law 192 of 1998 on subcontracting regulates the abuse of economic dependence in the following terms: Abuse of economic dependence 1. The abuse by one or more undertakings of the position of economic dependence in which a customer or supplier undertaking is, in or against them, shall be prohibited. An economic dependency is a situation in which an undertaking is able to cause, in its...