One of the advantages that commercial transactions have at the outset is the convergence of interests between the business partners: everybody is interested in making money. But sometimes after the ink is dry on the contract what began as a case of great expectations can break down into something that you did not anticipate or want, and you can find yourself seeking a way to salvage the situation or even to get out of it.
Simply put, there are businesses in Ohio, in other states and especially in foreign countries that see business relationships as zero-sum transactions. What do you do when the company you engaged to make your products in another country starts making and selling knock-offs of its own? What is your remedy when the distributor to whom you assigned exclusive territorial rights in one state or country starts selling outside its territory? How should you respond when it becomes apparent that your contract partner is stealing your intellectual property?