PITTSBURGH – 7-Eleven is seeking to enjoin a former franchise from infringing its marks after it allegedly failed to surrender the store and equipment.
7-Eleven Inc. filed a complaint on Sept. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Aysan Guvenal and Guvenal Inc. alleging infringement, unfair competition, breach of post-termination obligations and other counts.
According to the complaint, Guvenal Inc. entered into a franchise agreement with the plaintiff on Feb. 27, 2013, for a location in Turtle Creek. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to adhere to its foodservice standards and laws and guidelines regarding food safety. It also alleges the defendants breached other terms of the agreement and the plaintiff terminated the agreement in September after multiple warnings.
The plaintiff seeks enjoin the defendants; order the defendants to deliver all labels, signs, prints, packages, wrappers, receptacles, uniforms, logo items and advertisements in the possession to the plaintiff at their cost; damages; all profits; court costs and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Edward A. Greenberg of Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01175-RCM