Franchise Key:

The French court of justice which is the most important jurisdiction in France, finally decided on this controversial topic.

The matter of clientele ownership concerns franchises, as well as other organizations of independent businesses.

The French court of justice pronounced on March 2nd 2002 the judgment affirming that the franchisee owns his clientele and thus can beneficiate of the status applicable to commercial leases.

This decision put the light on a matter concerning not only the franchisee’s relation with the locale renter, but also his relation with the franchisor.

This speculates the franchisee to be an independent head of company.