Internet Technology Issues and Online Commerce

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Kercsmar Feltus & Collins’ attorneys pride themselves on staying up to date on the most cutting-edge legal issues, including disputes involving the internet. While some attorneys view the internet as just another place where the normal commercial laws apply, we know better. Our attorneys work to protect our client’s intellectual property online, and we frequently handle internet defamation, take-down requests and reputation management issues.

Representative Cases

  • Defended a franchisee against claims that it misappropriated franchisor intellectual property by displaying franchisor trademarks on franchisee’s blogspace
  • Represented a consulting company against an individual that published defamatory content over the Internet
  • Defended a publicly-traded Internet sales company against a vendor’s claim for breach of a click-through agreement
  • Defense of hotel owners in Internet defamation claims asserted by hotel membership organization
  • Represented a real estate developer in its efforts to learn the identity of an anonymous author that posted defamatory material posted on a website and obtained injunctive relief
  • Represented shareholder in failed voice-over Internet startup against vendors and other creditors
  • Represented an owner of an internet website company on his claims against his former partners
  • Obtained judgment in favor of an App developer for breach of contract against a customer that had retained the developer to create an industry specific App
  • Successfully represented an individual on defamation claims against an internet blog
  • Represented a software company in its claims against a competitor for false advertising under the Lanham Act
  • Successfully defended efforts to obtain an injunction for alleged trademark and copyright infringement made by seller of sophisticated test equipment against an Arizona-based seller of competing equipment

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