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Intellectual Property – Trademark Infringement – Print Franchise – Noncompete (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants a print shop franchisor’s motion to enjoin defendant, a former franchisee, from using any of plaintiff franchisor’s marks in defendant’s new print business within two miles of an existing franchise shop. Courts have held that there is a high risk of consumer confusion when a former franchisee continues to operate ...