Definition: Know-how

General concept

"Know-how" means a package of non-patented practical information, resulting from experience and testing by the franchisor, which is secret, substantial and identified.

"Secret" means that the know-how, as a body or in the precise configuration and assembly of its components, is not generally known or easily accessible; it is not limited in the narrow sense that each individual component of the know-how should be totally unknown or unobtainable outside the franchisor's business.
Source:
European Union, Commission Regulation (EEC) No 4087/88 of 30 November 1988 on the application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty to categories of franchise agreements
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