As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1991, c. 296, (NEW).]

1. Commissions.  “Commissions” means compensation accruing to a sales representative for payment by a principal, the rate of which is expressed as a percentage of the amount of orders or sales.
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Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1341

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
2. Principal.  “Principal” means a person, partnership, corporation or other business entity that does not have a permanent or fixed place of business in this State and that:
A. Manufactures, produces, imports or distributes a product for wholesale; [1991, c. 296, (NEW).]

B. Contracts with sales representatives to solicit orders for the product; and [1991, c. 296, (NEW).]

C. Compensates the sales representative, in whole or in part, by commission. [1991, c. 296, (NEW).]

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3. Sales representative.  “Sales representative” means a person who:
A. Contracts with a principal to solicit orders for the purchase at wholesale of the principal’s product; [1991, c. 296, (NEW).]

B. Is compensated, in whole or in part, by commission; and [1991, c. 296, (NEW).]

C. Does not place orders or purchase for that person’s own account or for resale. [1991, c. 296, (NEW).]

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1991, c. 296, (NEW).