Mealey's Franchise - Judge Enjoins Franchisee From Opening Unauthorized Store, Denies Dismissal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio issued rulings on June 22 that granted a franchisor's motion to enjoin a franchisee from opening an unauthorized location in San Diego and denying the defendants' motion to dismiss or transfer the suit, holding that the franchisor demonstrated a high likelihood of success on its claims for trademark infringement, trade secret violations and irreparable harm (Handel's Enterprises Inc. v. Kenneth S. Schulenburg, et al., No. 18CV508, N.D. Ohio, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104851).
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