Oct. 17, 2017|By Gregory B. Collins
The following Kercsmar & Feltus attorneys were selected The Best Lawyers in America for 2018 in Intellectual Property Litigation:
Founding Member Geoff 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.
Member Gregory Collins was also rated as a "Best Lawyer in America" for Patent Litigation.
May. 16, 2017|By Gregory B. Collins
Each year, Phoenix Magazine publishes lists of the top professionals and businesses in Phoenix. This year, three K&F attorneys were recognized in the May edition of Phoenix Magazine as "Top Attorneys." Geoffrey Kercsmar and Todd Feltus were recognized for their work in business litigation. Greg Collins was honored in the category of intellectual property litigation.
May. 01, 2017|By Gregory B. Collins
In May 2017, Acquisition International Magazine selected Kercsmar & Feltus "IP Litigator of the Year - Southwest USA.” The 2017 IP Excellence Awards recognize the very best intellectual property professionals across the industry, which includes copyright, trademark and patent litigation practices. Now in its fourth year, this awards showcase the major players within this industry for those who are seeking IP support services.
Jun. 17, 2016|By Molly Rogers
When we advise our clients whether to litigate and how to litigate, the likelihood of an attorney fee award is paramount. Attorney fee awards are never a certainty. But knowing that you are likely to recover your fees at the conclusion of a case or may have to pay the other side’s fees often dictates litigation strategy. This week, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that clarifies the standard for recovering attorney’s fees in copyright suits. This will allow us to better predict how the courts will rule on fee requests.
Are Cheerleader Uniforms Copyrightable? Supreme Court Will Decide the Limits of Copyright ProtectionMay. 03, 2016|By Gregory B. Collins
On May 2, 2016, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, Inc. It is well-settled that an artistic design on a piece of clothing is copyrightable. In Star Athletica, the Supreme Court will decide how far copyright protection stretches. Is a "creative arrangement of sequins, beads, ribbon, and tulle" copyrightable? The Court's decision will have wide ranging implications for the fashion and apparel industry. A decision is expected by June 2017.
May. 25, 2015|By Gregory B. Collins
The NFL’s Championship Game (the NFL does not want you to call it the Super Bowl, but that is a subject for an article on trademark law, not copyright protection) was played just over a month ago. While the NFL’s season concluded that evening with the Patriots defeating the Seahawks 28-24, one participant in that evening’s festivities was just getting started: Left Shark.