Choice Hotels Prevails In Trademark Infringement Suit Against Ex-Franchisees

Mealey's (August 17, 2016, 7:53 AM EDT) -- HOUSTON — A Texas federal judge on Aug. 15 granted Choice Hotels International Inc.’s (CHI) motion for summary judgment in a suit alleging that former CHI franchisees continued to use CHI trademarks after termination of their franchise agreement for nonpayment of certain fees (Choice Hotels International Inc. v. Frontier Hotels Inc., et al., No. 4:15-2355, S.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107460).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160927-015Z.)

U.S. Judge Gray H. Miller of the Southern District of Texas also granted CHI’s motion for a permanent injunction enjoining...
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