January 4, 2017

Pirkey Barber PLLC, a leading trademark and copyright law boutique, is pleased to announce the highly-respected law firm Vold & Williamson PLLC has merged into the firm adding outstanding trademark and copyright professionals and establishing a new Pirkey Barber office in the Washington, D.C. area.

The principals of Vold & Williamson, Tara Vold and Paul Williamson, are experienced and accomplished lawyers who share Pirkey Barber’s passion for trademark and copyright law as well as its strong commitment to providing excellent client service.

Vold & Williamson focuses its practice on U.S. and international trademark clearance, portfolio management and protection, and advertising, unfair competition, and online brand counseling.  Its attorneys represent companies in trademark, domain name and copyright dispute proceedings in Federal District Courts, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in domain name arbitration proceedings. “This is happening because Pirkey Barber practices law with the same ‘client-first’ attitude that has guided our efforts,” said former Vold & Williamson Principal and new Pirkey Barber Member Paul Williamson.

“We are very excited to merge with Vold & Williamson and believe it will help us better serve our clients by expanding our capacity for excellent work, particularly our practice before the USPTO and courts in the Washington D.C. area,” said Pirkey Barber Managing Member Steve Meleen.

“We have had the pleasure of working with Paul and Tara for many years. In addition to being outstanding attorneys, they are also genuinely wonderful people,” said Pirkey Barber Member Louis Pirkey.

Pirkey Barber is one of the largest firms in the United States specializing exclusively in the fields of trademark and copyright law.  While it is based in Austin, Texas – a culturally and economically vibrant city renowned for its international role in technology and the arts – its clients are located throughout the world.  With a team of leading experts in the field, Pirkey Barber has guided a wide range of extraordinary clients through dynamic shifts in technology and the world economy that have profoundly affected strategies for protecting and enforcing brands and content.