Decision has significant implications for software resellers

In a landmark ruling today (16 September), the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the sale of electronically supplied software is a ‘sale of goods’ within the meaning of the Commercial Agents Regulations.

The decision has significant implications for the software industry and the reseller business model; IT lawyers will need to familiarise themselves with the judgment.

The court’s decision related to a dispute between Computer Associates UK Limited (Computer Associates) and The Software Incubator Limited (TSIL) over the termination of an agency contract.

Steve Sidkin, partner at Fox Williams, who represented TSIL, said: “This has been a long-running case, but we’re delighted w...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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