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Request for a preliminary ruling from the tribunal de commerce de Paris (France) lodged on 24 December 2018 — Trendsetteuse SARL v DCA SARL

(Case C-828/18)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Tribunal de commerce de Paris

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Trendsetteuse SARL

Defendant: DCA SARL

Question referred

Should Article 1(2) of Directive 86/653/EEC of 18 December 1986 1 on the status of commercial agents be interpreted as meaning that a self-employed intermediary who is acting as an agent on behalf of and in the name of his principal, but does not have the power to change the prices and contractual conditions of his principal’s sales contracts, does not have the authority to negotiate those contracts for the purposes of that article, and consequently cannot be classified as a commercial agent and benefit from the status provided for in the Directive?


1     Council Directive 86/653/EEC of 18 December 1986 on the coordination of the laws of the Member States relating to self-employed commercial agents (OJ 1986 L 382, p. 17).