2019 California Code
Civil Code - CIV
DIVISION 1 - PERSONS
PART 2.9 - CALIFORNIA FAIR DEALERSHIP LAW
Section 81.

Universal Citation: CA Civ Code § 81 (2019)
81.  

As used in this part:

(a) “Person” means a natural person, partnership, joint venture, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity.

(b) “Dealership” means a contract or agreement, either express or implied, whether oral or written, between two or more persons, by which a person is granted the right to sell or distribute goods or services, or to use a trade name, trademark, service mark, logotype, or advertising or other commercial symbol, in which there is a community of interest in the business of offering, selling, or distributing goods or services at wholesale, or at retail, by lease, agreement, or otherwise.

(c) “Grantor” means a person who sells, leases, or otherwise transfers a dealership.

(d) “Community of interest” means a continuing financial interest between the grantor and grantee in either the operation of the dealership or the marketing of goods or services.

(e) “Dealer” means a person who is a grantee of a dealership situated in this state.

(f) “Grant” means a sale, lease, or transfer of any kind.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 29. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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