MENLO PARK, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015
Lex Machina announced today the release of the first comprehensive Trademark Litigation Report, analyzing key metrics including filings, findings, remedies, and damages in trademark cases pending from 2009 through the first quarter of 2015. The report reveals insights to the timing of the 6,900+ cases where permanent injunctions were granted, and the over $ 9 billion in cumulative damages awarded in trademark cases since 2009. More than 24,000 trademark cases have been filed since 2009, with over 4,000 new cases filed in 2014 alone.
The 30-page report profiles the trademark litigation activity of several major brands (including Chanel, Nike, Deckers Outdoor Corp., Dunkin Donuts and BMW) to show what kinds of cases they file, what outcomes they reach, and how much they win in damages. The report examines top judicial districts, revealing that the most active are the Central District of California (music, film and fashion cases), the Southern District of Florida (luxury brands cases), and the Southern District of New York and Northern District of Illinois (major brands and fashion cases).
Drawing on data from Lex Machinas proprietary intellectual property litigation database, these quantified insights into time-to-injunction, findings of infringement or fair use, and damages won can be used to help attorneys budget cases and craft winning strategies for trademark litigation.
Despite the increasing number of arguments and lawsuits, theres a lack of reliable, unbiased data on the patterns and trends about trademark litigation in America, said Owen Byrd, Lex Machinas Chief Evangelist. This report seeks to provide trademark litigators with information that can inform individual cases strategies, tactics and results.
Register online to download the Lex Machina Trademark Litigation Report to see all the data and analysis.
Attendees of the 137th annual meeting of the International Trademark Association in San Diego, CA, May 2-6, can pick up a complimentary copy of the report by visiting booth #1323, where they can also get a demo of Lex Machinas new Legal Analytics for Trademark Litigation.
About Lex Machina
Lex Machina provides Legal Analytics, a new category of legal technology that profoundly changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. Delivered as Software-as-a-Service, Lex Machina creates structured data sets covering districts, judges, law firms, lawyers, parties, and patents out of millions of pages of legal information. Legal Analytics allows law firms and companies, for the first time ever, to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business.
Lex Machina is used by companies such as Microsoft, Google, and eBay, and law firms including Wilson Sonsini, Fish & Richardson, and Fenwick & West. The company was created by experts at Stanfords Law School and Computer Science Department. In 2014, Lex Machina was named one of the Best New Legal Services by readers of The Recorder, American Lawyer Medias San Francisco newspaper.