The British Columbia Supreme Court recently considered the right to damages for the improper use of a trademark following the termination of a franchise agreement. In Fruiticana Produce Ltd. v. 575760 B.C. Ltd. et al., after determining that certain amounts remained unpaid under the  terms of a franchise agreement, the Court also concluded that the franchise agreement had been terminated and the defendants continued to use the trademark FRUITCANA for a period of time following the termination. Nominal damages were calculated on the basis of the formula set out in Louis Vuitton Mulletier S.A. v. 486353 B.C. Ltd. and the Plaintiff awarded $12,000. A permanent injunction was also granted.

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