Interview: Bill Barber, President-Elect

Bill Barber gets ready for his year as the next AIPLA President

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APRIL 2011

Duo Creates App for Parents-to-Be

Allison W. Edwards and Allison L. McDade are lawyers, moms and entrepreneurs. They have created an application (app) for the iPhone and iPod Touch to help busy moms- and dads-to-be prepare for a new baby. “Your BFF During Pregnancy” sends a weekly message to users about decisions that should be made or items that should be purchased prior to the baby’s arrival, says McDade, a trademark and copyright senior associate with Austin’s PirkeyBarber. Click the link below to read the full article.

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ESPN, UT Ink $300 Million TV Deal (Excerpt)

“Already boasting one of the wealthiest collegiate athletic programs in the country, the University of Texas has secured another revenue stream by announcing a 20-year, $300 million deal with ESPN this week for a new television network…The school was…advised on IP matters by Louis Pirkey and Shannon Vale, partners at Austin firm PirkeyBarber, and associate Steven Espenshade. The firm has represented UT before on other matters.”

JUNE 2010

The 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century: Louis T. Pirkey

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“What’s in a name? If it’s ‘Joe,’ it is a dispute”

H-E-B is represented by PirkeyBarber

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APRIL 2010

The Southeast Texas Record

Victoria’s Secret Sues Texas Company for Trademark Infringement

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Austin American-Statesman

Up the Ladder: Susan Hightower

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Federal Circuit Reverses Cancellation of Bose’s ‘Wave’ Trademark

“The Federal Circuit ruling applies the correct standard to trademark fraud cases,’ said Susan Hightower, a senior associate at Austin, Texas-based trademark and copyright boutique Pirkey Barber, who argued for amicus curiae the American Intellectual Property Law Association. ‘There’s been a lot of fear that a simple mistake could lead to a finding of fraud and a cancellation of a trademark registration,’ Hightower said.”