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.
Outside the mega-firms on the coasts, few law firms have developed our level of experience in the area of trademark litigation. Kercsmar & Feltus’s lawyers have focused on trademark litigation since the firm’s inception. We routinely prosecute and defend claims involving both registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks, as well as a wide variety of trade dress claims. We do so in all of the typical forums for resolving such disputes, including the federal courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), state courts and a variety of alternative dispute resolution settings.
Because claimed infringement of trademark interests often presents the potential for irreparable harm in the absence of prompt relief from a court, many trademark disputes involve requests for injunctive relief. At Kercsmar & Feltus, we routinely deal with preliminary injunction motions and draw on that experience for our clients. Our experience and commonsense advice frequently uncovers cost-effective ways to manage preliminary relief requests before reaching the courthouse.