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El-Aref Intl Law Office succesfully represents American Franchisors in Litigation

November 2010

El-Aref Intl Law Office recently represented General Nutrition Center, Inc. American Franchisor in its claims against its Franchisees in Lebanon based on the grounds of unfair competition. 

El-Aref Intl Law Office recently represented General Nutrition Center, Inc. American Franchisor in its claims against its Franchisees in Lebanon based on the grounds of unfair competition.  El‐Aref Intl Law Office achieved a significant victory for the American Franchisors in First Instance Courts in Litigation brought in Lebanese Courts.  In addition, El-Aref Intl Law Office successfully represented General Nutrition Center, Inc. (GNC), in settlement negotiations for its claims related to trademark disputes and cybersquatting pursuant to the Lantham Act and Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) which prohibits any person from registering a domain name that contains an established trademark, the defendants unauthorized use of a registered trademark constitutes an infringement of the trademark holder’s rights under the Lanham Act.  El-Aref team worked diligently to protect GNC intellectual property, and we are pleased with the outcome in this hard-fought trial.

 


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