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Neither ‘distributor’ nor ‘dealer’ are terms which have a specific recognised meaning under English law. The courts will look at the substance of the agreement between the parties to determine the nature of it.
Unlike the terms ‘distributor’ or ‘dealer’, the term ‘agency’ does have a particular meaning under English law, see: Agency—overview. The terms ‘distributor’ and ‘agent’ are commonly compared and contrasted in commercial arrangements, as they offer manufacturers and other principals two distinct methods of taking their goods and services to market via a third party. See also: Distribution—overview.
Distribution has certain features in common with agency, but the underlying legal principles are significantly different. A distributor would purchase products from a manufacturer and sell those products on to customers as an independent principal, applying a mark-up to the manufacturer'
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