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I was running a franchise, during the initial stage of business, I had signed a Master Franchise Agreement that laid terms of Trademark usage. Now, I have plans to start my own business but use the trademark of the franchise. Is it legally possible?

Yes, using a registered trademark post-termination of your agreement with the Master Franchisee is a criminal offense and you could be imprisoned or fined for the same. Additionally, a police officer can conduct search and seizure if he is satisfied that such an offense is being committed. A Master franchisee is authorized to represent the Franchisor ...


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