May 20, 2019
Pirkey Barber PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners recently named six of our firm’s attorneys among the top Intellectual Property attorneys in the nation for Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secrets in the 2019 edition of its highly respected legal guide Chambers USA. Pirkey Barber was also named one of the leading Intellectual Property law firms in the state of Texas. Chambers sources say, “They’re a trademark boutique that provides the levels of client service you’d expect from an elite, big firm, and they can support a significant volume of work without delay.”
Six Pirkey Barber attorneys-Bill Barber, Christopher Kindel, Wendy Larson, Steve Meleen, Lou Pirkey, 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:
Bill Barber is hugely respected for his handling of trademark law matters, including litigation and enforcement. Sources consider him to be an “exceptional” practitioner and note: “He’s able to advise a business on legal ramifications in a practical way.”
Christopher Kindel is adept at advising clients on the trademark issues in large transactions and is a licensing specialist. Sources describe him as “practical, responsive, easygoing and a pleasure to work with.”
Wendy Larson specializes in trademark litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes relating to the internet and online brands, including matters such as cybersquatting. Sources note that “she is very knowledgeable and attentive, and does not waiver in the face of more aggressive opponents.”
Steve Meleen is an experienced and highly regarded litigator who currently serves as managing partner of the firm. He focuses his practice on trademark disputes and is also experienced in copyright counseling and litigation.
Louis Pirkey continues to be recognized for his outstanding trademark law practice, with one interviewee naming him as “one of the godfathers, not just of trademark law in Texas, but nationally too.” He handles both contentious and noncontentious matters, including infringement litigation and counseling.
Shannon Vale is an experienced trademark practitioner who regularly counsels clients on the management and protection of their brands. He also offers considerable expertise in copyright matters.
London-based Chambers and Partners has published directories ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990 using in-depth, objective research. Rankings are determined based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.