When one company infringes on another company's trademark in California, this may end up leading to the demise of the business whose trademark was infringed. One national convenience store company recently sued a local convenience store in an out-of-state case alleging trademark infringement. A judge has accepted an agreement regarding the matter, thus ending the business litigation involving these two companies.
Convenience store giant 7-Eleven decided to sue the standalone Super 7 Food Mart after it found that the local store's signage allegedly violated 18 trademarks that the chain had registered. The 7-Eleven company licenses, franchises or operates more than 10,000 stores throughout North America. It has been using its well-known moniker since the 1940s.