Rebecca McCurry and Tyson Smith Named Members of Pirkey Barber

January 12, 2021

Pirkey Barber is pleased to announce it has promoted Rebecca McCurry and Tyson Smith to members, effective January 1, 2021. “We are proud to welcome Rebecca and Tyson into the membership of Pirkey Barber,” said Chris Kindel, a member of the firm who serves on its Management Committee. “In their time here as associates, both have consistently brought immense talent …

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2020 Recognizes Eight From Pirkey Barber

December 23, 2020

Eight attorneys from Pirkey Barber earned placement in the 2020 Trademarks edition of Who’s Who Legal, which highlights the top lawyers across the world assisting clients of all sizes with trademark prosecution, enforcement, portfolio management, and dispute resolution. The Pirkey Barber team constitutes half of all Texas attorneys recognized in this year’s directory, underscoring the firm’s prominence in the field …

Travis Wimberly Plays Key Role in GF Pasta Trademark Defense

November 16, 2020

With the help of Pirkey Barber PLLC Member Travis Wimberly, the legal team defending an Austin-based food distributor defeated a preliminary injunction motion brought by a plaintiff seeking to prevent it from selling the Skinny Pasta brand of gluten-free noodles. The Oct. 27 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas highlights the exceptional value Pirkey …

Pirkey Barber Earns Seventh Consecutive Trio of Tier 1 Best Law Firms Rankings

November 5, 2020

Each year since 2015, Pirkey Barber PLLC has stood atop three key intellectual property law rankings for the Austin Metropolitan area in the annual U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” directory. This trend continues with the publication of the 2021 edition of “Best Law Firms,” where Pirkey Barber again secured Tier 1 placements in the Copyright Law, Intellectual …

Pirkey Barber Welcomes Katharyn Zagorin to Trademark Practice

September 23, 2020

Pirkey Barber PLLC, one of the largest firms in the United States focusing on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, has added Katharyn Zagorin to its internationally recognized trademark team. Katharyn, who joins as an associate, helps businesses manage their brands and their online identities. She has extensive experience representing clients — which range from individual entrepreneurs and startups to …

Best Lawyers® 2021 Names Chris Kindel, Wendy Larson, and Shannon Vale ‘Lawyers of the Year’ in Austin, Recognizes 14

August 20, 2020

Fourteen attorneys from Pirkey Barber PLLC will appear in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers, the respected annual attorney ranking that uses a purely peer review system to recognize the top attorneys in a diverse range of practices across the country. Underscoring the firm’s prominence in intellectual property law, three members of the firm earned the Lawyer of the Year …

Trademarks Expert Guide 2020 Lists Seven From Pirkey Barber

June 22, 2020

Pirkey Barber PLLC, one of the largest firms in the United States practicing exclusively in intellectual property law, continues to earn rankings that reflect its prominence in the industry with another strong showing in the annual Trademarks Expert Guide. The 2020 edition lists seven Pirkey Barber lawyers in this international directory, which draws nominations from IP practitioners who are asked …

Anna Kuhn Again Honored Among Top 250 Women in IP

June 15, 2020

For the fifth consecutive year, Pirkey Barber PLLC member Anna Kuhn earned a spot on Managing Intellectual Property’s prestigious Top 250 Women in IP list. The honor recognizes female IP practitioners in private practice who, through the course of research for the publication’s annual IP STARS ranking, stood out for performing exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past …

Louis Pirkey Named to IP Hall of Fame

May 27, 2020

Recognizing his influential career as “one of the most accomplished trademark lawyers in the United States,” global intellectual property magazine IAM inducted Pirkey Barber PLLC co-founder Louis Pirkey to its highly respected IP Hall of Fame. Lou was one of only five in the world to join the venerable list in its class of 2020, which included other internationally renowned …

Pirkey Barber Again Ranks Among Top Firms and Lawyers in 2020 IP STARS

May 18, 2020

Pirkey Barber PLLC, one of the nation’s largest firms devoted exclusively to the fields of trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, again earned national, statewide, and individual recognition in the annual IP STARS rankings published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The firm is one of only six in the United States to place in Tier 1 of the Trademark Contentious …