April 2016

Restaurant Franchisor Wins Total Victory Against Holdover Franchisee

United States - South Dakota

A restaurant franchisor filed a lawsuit in South Dakota federal court against a terminated franchisee who continued using the franchisor’s trademarks and violated the non-compete after termination. Faegre Baker Daniels represented the franchisor in this lawsuit.

The court granted the franchisor’s requests for preliminary and permanent injunctions, default judgment, contempt sanctions, and an award of Lanham Act treble damages and attorneys' fees.

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