https://franchisinginitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Investments-in-franchising.jpg 641 1188 Valerio Pandolfini https://franchisinginitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/franchisinginitaly-pandolfini-logo.png Valerio Pandolfini2021-11-25 10:01:532022-11-22 12:00:30Investments in franchising: how they are regulated in Italy from a legal point of view
Investments for a franchise in Italy are important also from a legal point of view: Investments are regulated by Italian Law no. 129/2004.
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In 2020, franchising is one of the main drivers of the Italian economy, being one of the sectors reacting more positively to the economic crisis.
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The Italian Antitrust Authority initiated an investigation against the Benetton group for a suspected abuse of economic dependence, regarding franchising agreements for the sale of products under the Benetton brand.
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The 2020 Assofranchising survey, referred to 2019, confirms that in Italy franchising is one of the main sectors of Italian economy, with an average yearly increase of 5%.
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Under an exclusivity clause, franchisors cannot enter into other franchise contracts within a certain area. Exclusive territories are quite common in franchise agreements in Italy, since they avoid franchisees from the same network competing with each other and provide them with a secure slice of the market.
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E-commerce presents a series of peculiar problems with reference to the regulation of the relationships between franchisors and franchisees, and among franchisees.
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When considering franchising as an option for business expansion in Italy, a carefully planned approach is required. Franchisors have a variety of legal solutions to enter the Italian market; each of them contains advantages and disadvantages, that should be carefully considered, with the support of a local law firm.
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The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge economic impact on all businesses in Italy, and franchise networks have not been immune from this emergency. From a legal point of view, the emergency is having a direct impact on contractual obligations within the franchise networks, to perform some services.
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Not to compete covenants after the termination of a franchise agreement are rather frequent in Italy. With this agreement the franchisee undertakes not to carry out activities in competition with that exercised in the franchise network.
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In Italian franchise agreements, franchisees are required to pay a remuneration to the franchisor for the granting of the so-called franchise package, usually in the form of entry fees and royalties.
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Intellectual property rights, in particular trademarks, are some of the most valuable assets of franchise systems in Italy. With the growth of the Internet this assumption is even more true than ever.
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Business plans are widely used in franchising in Italy, but they can turn into a boomerang for franchisors, since if a franchisee does not meet the forecasts he may sue the franchisor for early termination of the contract.