Kercsmar & Feltus is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Arizona, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. We have extensive experience defending and prosecuting trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition disputes in federal district courts, the United States International Trade Commission and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The firm’s excellence in intellectual property litigation has been recognized over and over. For 2018, US New & World Report ranked Kercsmar & Feltus as a first tier firm in intellectual property litigation. Founding Member Geoffrey Kercsmar was honored as Best Lawyers’ “2018 Scottsdale Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year.” The “Lawyer of the Year” Award is allocated annually to the lawyer who has the highest overall peer-review feedback in a certain practice area for a particular geographic region. Kercsmar & Feltus's Intellectual Property Practice Leader, Greg Collins, ranks as one of only twelve Arizona attorneys rated as a "Southwest Super Lawyer" in field of Intellectual Property Litigation. Partner Sean O’Hara has been identified as a “Rising Star” in this practice area by the same organization. Many of the firm’s other attorneys also have substantial intellectual property litigation experience.
Kercsmar & Feltus's attorneys have wide-ranging experience litigating copyright infringement matters. We have litigated infringement claims involving computer programs, websites, photographs, literary works, sound recordings, musical compositions, works of art, design/architectural works, luxury goods and many other protectable works. Our attorneys have published articles on complex copyright infringement issues, and they are relied upon as sources for news agencies reporting on these issues.
In this increasingly digital world, advances in technology enable nearly anyone to instantly make not just one, but thousands of copies of copyrighted works. This presents an enormous challenge to copyright owners and creators of all types. While computer programs, audiovisual works, sound recordings and many similar works can be infringed simply and easily (and with great loss to the developers of such creative works), other more traditional works also are at risk without appropriate copyright protection. Our lawyers can assist creators and developers to protect their rights.