Preliminary Injunction Granted To Franchisor That Alleges Trademark Infringement

(November 24, 2015, 1:40 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — A federal judge in Illinois on Nov. 10 granted a preliminary injunction to a company that sued a franchisee for trademark infringement and violation of the franchise agreement, ruling that an injunction would impose “minimal legally cognizable harm” (SBA-TLC LLC v. Merlin Corporation, No. 15-8426, N.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152133).

(Opinion available. Document #98-151202-018Z.)


SBA-TLC LLC and Merlin Corp. entered into a franchising agreement, but SBA later terminated the deal. SBA then filed a lawsuit against Merlin in the U.S. District...
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