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IDI, 20 January 2020
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POLAND: Does the conclusion on the contract on the material liability for entrusted property between the principal and the agent create an employment...

POLAND, 20 January 2020
On the 3rd of April 2019, the Polish Supreme Court (case no. III PK 99/18) has issued a verdict, in which he responded to the question, of whether or not concluding agreements on material liability for entrusted property (typical for an employment relationship), can decide on recognition of the agency agreement, as a contract of employment.

THAILAND: Guidelines on Unfair Trade Practices in the Franchise Business.

THAILAND, 20 January 2020
The Trade Competition Commission (TCC) on 6 December 2019 issue the “Guidelines on Unfair Trade Practices in the Franchise Business”.

ARGENTINA: Recent Argentine case on labour liability of a local franchising company for dismissal of employee working for franchisee.

ARGENTINA, 17 December 2019
Mallo Fondevila Emiliano F. vs. Cichero Fernando J. and others on labour dismissal - Decision of the Court of Labour Appeals chamber IX N° 55832 - Buenos Aires, September 29, 2019.

SWITZERLAND: Goodwill indemnity for distributors remains an exception under Swiss law.

SWITZERLAND, 17 December 2019
In a landmark decision of 2008, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court had ruled for the first time that, under certain circumstances, exclusive distributors have a mandatory claim for goodwill indemnity upon termination of the distribution agreement. This had been the first case in which a Swiss court had accepted to apply by analogy the agency law provision regarding goodwill indemnity to distributors...

URUGUAY: Perpetuity clauses in distribution agreements.

URUGUAY, 17 December 2019
It was recently discussed, in a judicial case in Uruguay, an issue about the difference between distribution agreements with unlimited term and contracts in perpetuity.

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.