Novus specializes in auto glass repair and has over 250 franchisees, including Oksendahl. The franchise contract prohibits franchisees from competing with Novus for 2 years after the expiration of the contract. It also prohibits use of Novus trademarks after expiration. When Oksendahl’s franchise expired, he continued to operate a competing business.
The court granted a partial injunction against Oksendahl prohibiting him from using Novus trademarks. However, the court determined that Novus failed to show irreparable harm on the noncompete claim. Oksendahl can operate the competing business while the case proceeds.