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Non-competition. It is a general rule that no agreement between the parties can be contrary to the competition law. However, the Latvian law has been harmonised with the prescriptions of the EU legislation and, namely, the provisions of the Regulation (EC) 4087/88. The transposing act are the The regulations by the Cabinet of Ministers No 434 On the release of the vertical agreements from the prohibition set out in Clause 11 of the Competition law.
The binding force of the agreement. All rights and obligations set out by franchising agreement are binding to parties and their successors unless such agreement has been terminated by any and/or both parties under other terms and conditions.Other. Pursuant to the Civil Law, the parties also can append ancillary provisions to the principal agreement, which then is regulated according to the articles of the Civil law on ancillary provisions to the purchase agreement. All the other issues related to the franchising agreement shall be examined specifically on each case and depending on the specific elements of the franchising agreement in question and may include copyright, trademark and consumer protection issues, property rights, etc.
 The Civil Law (in Latvian: Civillikums). In force as of 01.09.1992, as amended on 20.12.2002.
 The regulations by the Cabinet of Ministers nr. 434 “On the release of the vertical agreements from the prohibition set out in Clause 11 of the Competition law” (in Latvian: Par vertikālo vienošanos atbrīvošanu no Konkurences likuma 11.panta pirmajā daļā noteiktā vienošanās aizlieguma). In force as of 02.05.2004.