Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 104.001
Definitions


In this chapter:

(1)

"Franchise":

(A)

includes:

(i)

a contract under which a distributor or retailer is authorized to occupy marketing premises in connection with the sale, consignment, or distribution of motor fuel under a trademark owned or controlled by a franchisor-refiner or by a refiner who supplies motor fuel to a distributor who authorizes the occupancy;

(ii)

a contract relating to the supply of motor fuel to be sold, consigned, or distributed under a trademark owned or controlled by a refiner; and

(iii)

the unexpired portion of any franchise transferred or assigned under the franchise provisions or any applicable provision of state or federal law authorizing the transfer or assignment regardless of the franchise provisions; and

(B)

does not include a contract:

(i)

that is made in the distribution of motor fuels through a card-lock or key-operated pumping system; and

(ii)

to which a refiner or producer of the motor fuel is not a party.

(2)

"Franchisee" means a distributor or retailer who is authorized under a franchise to use a trademark in connection with the sale, consignment, or distribution of motor fuel.

(3)

"Franchisor" means a refiner or distributor who authorizes under a franchise the use of a trademark in connection with the sale, consignment, or distribution of motor fuel.

(4)

"Motor fuel" includes diesel fuel and gasoline:

(A)

delivered to a service station by a franchisor; and

(B)

usable as a propellant of a motor vehicle.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 2.01, eff. April 1, 2009.
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