Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP (KJK) is the most active law firm in the country when it comes to proactively defending its clients’ rights in contracts litigation, according to Lex Machina’s 2021 Contracts Litigation Report. Additionally, Lex Machina reported that KJK is the second most active U.S. law firm in bringing infringement actions to protect its clients’ trademarks.
The data focuses on the three-year period of 2018 to 2020. During that time, KJK’s eCommerce attorneys represented plaintiffs in 256 contracts litigation cases and 277 trademark litigation cases. The vast majority of those cases involved the firm’s representation of The NOCO Company.
According to the Lex Machina report, the number of contracts cases filed nationwide decreased from 2011 to 2018, when filings began to increase slightly. Additionally, 2020 saw the fewest number of cases with damages awards since 2011; however, the total damages awarded in 2020 was the second highest of any year during the past decade, topping out at $4.6 billion.
In terms of trademark cases, Lex Machina said that trademark filings dropped by 14% and were at their lowest number in a decade in 2020, with total damages awarded reaching $337 million.
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz is a law firm built for business. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, KJK serves companies of all sizes and sectors nationwide, including Fortune 500 corporations, mid-market companies, small businesses and start-ups, as well as high net-worth individuals and municipalities. KJK offers more than 30 practice areas, including a robust eCommerce team dedicated to combating unauthorized resellers, protecting our clients’ brands, fighting against imposters and counterfeit goods, developing comprehensive intellectual property strategies, protecting domain names and more.