Florida Federal Judge Awards $1,000 To Postal Franchisor

Mealey's (February 16, 2016, 2:32 PM EST) -- TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida federal judge on Feb. 11 awarded $1,000 in damages for a former GP Brands Inc. franchisee’s violation of the Lanham Act, well below the $111,560 that GP Brands was seeking (GP Brands Inc. v. Gwinnett Postal Center, No. 8:15-cv-2583, M.D. Fla., Tampa Div.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17013).

(Opinion and order available. Document #98-160308-020Z.)

In a Jan. 14 order, the court entered default judgment in favor of GP Brands against Gwinnett Postal Center for trademark infringement in violation of the Lanham...
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