Cut off the supply to distributor
Can a supplying firm based in the UK sever links with a distributer that they have been supplying for 4 years and demand the return of all intellectual property, despite the fact that the distributer set up the web domain and paid for it ?
The distributer based in another EU country received goods from the supplier in Dec 2013 and was abruptly informed a short period later ( NB goods had been paid for) following another projected order request of the decision to cease trading.
Commission that had been paid for the previous 3 years was similarly withdrawn and the distributer left high and dry ,not being able to supply his customers.
Is there anything in EU law that addresses this behaviour, bearing in mind that a written understanding existed between supplier and distributer and would there be a case for prosecution and compensation?