We previously wrote about the decision rendered by the Québec Court of Appeal against Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd. in connection with its litigation with its franchisees. Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd. has filed an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

According to the Québec Court of Appeal, Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd. breached franchise agreements by not complying with the implied obligation to protect and enhance the brand. As a result of this judgment, Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd. would have to pay more than $10.9 million to a group of Québec franchisees.

The upcoming relevant development to follow will be the discretionary decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to granting or not the application for leave to appeal.