June 25, 2018
Pirkey Barber PLLC is pleased to announce that 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 2018 edition of its well-respected legal guide Chambers USA. Pirkey Barber also was named one of the top Intellectual Property law firms in the state.
For the eighth consecutive year, Chambers 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.”
Six Pirkey Barber members – Lou Pirkey, Bill Barber, Christopher Kindel, Wendy Larson, Steve Meleen, and Shannon Vale – were among the sixteen lawyers recognized in the category of “Intellectual Property – Trademark & Copyright” for the State of Texas.
Here are the comments appearing in connection with these six ranked attorneys:
Louis Pirkey is “clearly a star,” sources say. The eminent trademark specialist in Texas, he has vast experience in representing clients in contentious trademark litigation and counseling.
Bill Barber is “a very talented guy and he’s really impressive,” say peers. He is a prominent practitioner with market-leading expertise in trademark litigation and policing, also handling domain name disputes in conjunction with ICANN.
Christopher Kindel is “clearly an impressive guy who is carving out a name for himself,” sources say. His practice is focused on trademark and copyright work, with noted expertise in licensing and transactional matters.
Wendy Larson is “the person I contact about any domain name or online infringement. She is incredibly smart and very responsive and stays on top of online developments,” clients say. She is a trademark litigation specialist with a practice covering cybersquatting, service provider liability and personal jurisdiction concerning foreign online actors.
Steve Meleen is a well-regarded practitioner in trademark and unfair competition law who specializes in trademark litigation. He is particularly active in internet issues, where he actively monitors developments and policies impacting trademark owners.
Shannon Vale is an expert in the global protection of brands and content, as well as transactional work as it pertains to trademark, copyright, and right of publicity law.
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.