April 20, 2021
Pirkey Barber PLLC once again earned high nationwide, regional, and individual rankings in the annual IP Stars directory published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, reflecting its standing as one of the nation’s top firms in the fields of trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law.
Pirkey Barber is one of only six firms nationwide in Tier 1 of 2021’s Trademark Contentious ranking, and one of seven to rank in Tier 2 for Trademark Prosecution — both of which are repeat honors from last and previous years. In Texas, the firm earned its ninth consecutive Highly Recommended rating.
The firm’s individual IP Stars rankings grew on the 2021 list, with 10 Pirkey Barber lawyers earning placement:
- Louis Pirkey, Bill Barber, Christopher L. Graff, Anna Kuhn, Wendy Larson, and Steve Meleen earned Texas IP Star recognition. The publication also highlights Anna’s recognition as one of the Top 250 Women in IP for 2020.
- Tara M. Vold earned the Virginia IP Star accolade for her trademark work in the Washington, D.C. area.
- Alexandra H. Bistline and Rebecca McCurry are designated Rising Stars in Texas.
- Travis Wimberly, who has previously earned Rising Star recognition, is cited this year as a Notable Practitioner.
The research for IP Stars covers a variety of IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, making it a comprehensive and widely respected guide in the IP profession. Attorneys are selected based on interviews and surveys conducted by the Managing Intellectual Property researchers, as well as publicly available information, client feedback, and peer recommendations. Learn about the IP Stars research methodology here.