September 23, 2016

Pirkey Barber PLLC is pleased to announce that London-based Chambers and Partners recently named our firm’s co-founders Bill Barber and Lou Pirkey among the top Intellectual Property attorneys in the nation for Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets in the 2016 edition of its prestigious legal guide Chambers USA. Pirkey Barber was named one of the top Intellectual Property law firms in Texas, and four of the firm’s members were recognized as among the state’s leading lawyers in the fields of trademark and copyright Law.

For the sixth consecutive year, this prestigious publication bestowed its highest ranking of “Star Individual” on Mr. Pirkey in its state rankings of individual attorneys, an honor given to “lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.”

Four Pirkey Barber members – Lou Pirkey, Bill Barber, Shannon Vale, and Steve Meleen – were among the fifteen lawyers recognized in the category of “Intellectual Property – Trademark & Copyright” for the State of Texas.

Here are the comments appearing in connection with these four ranked attorneys:

“Sources say Lou Pirkey ‘is certainly one of the deans of US trademark practice.’ Peers describe him as ‘an extremely high-caliber legal talent with great common sense and who always looks for opportunities to resolve disputes in a friendly manner.’”

“Litigator Bill Barber is seen to have ’an incredible depth of experience in trademark litigation and a wonderful manner.’ He is held in the highest esteem for his exceptional career-handling trademark and unfair competition trials, prosecution and domain name disputes.”

“Shannon Vale receives high praise from commentators, who report: ‘He is a very well-rounded intellect; he knows everything about everything. You want him on your side.’ One source says he is ‘especially knowledgeable on foreign trademarks.’”

“Steve Meleen is able to ‘bring a practical perspective and has a business mind,’ which clients say gives him excellent understanding of the ‘in-house lawyer’s perspective.’ His trial knowledge extends to trademark litigation, unfair competition breaches and domain name issues.”

London-based Chambers and Partners have published guides to the legal profession since 1990 using in-depth, objective research to identify and rank the world`s best lawyers. Rankings are determined based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.