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Pirkey Barber PLLC

1801 East 6th Street
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 322-5200



Pirkey Barber is a small, Austin-based intellectual property boutique with a second office in Washington, DC. Unique for an IP firm, Pirkey Barber does not have a patent practice, instead specializing aggressively in the arenas of trademark and copyright law. The firm's relatively small team of just over 30 attorneys are well-versed in both prosecution and adversarial proceedings in these areas.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

1 - 50


No. of U.S. Offices



No. of International Offices



Major Office Locations

Austin, TX


Major Practice Areas

Trademark Litigation


Managing Partner

Steve Meleen

About the Firm

Pirkey Barber is one of the largest firms in the United States that focuses solely on the areas of trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law. But the firm is still small overall, with just over 30 attorneys working out of two offices in the U.S. and a highly specialized trademark & copyright practice that covers both prosecution and adversarial matters. The firm's specific practice areas include trademark litigation; trademark counseling, prosecution, & portfolio management; copyright; licensing & other transactions; trade dress; mediation & alternative dispute resolution; advertising counseling & false advertising litigation; social media & other online branding issues; and anti-counterfeiting.

Recent accolades include having 15 attorneys on the 20...

Diversity at Pirkey Barber PLLC

"Pirkey Barber is committed to encouraging and sustaining a culture of diversity and inclusion. As a core value of our firm, we believe diversity is imperative to our success. We strive to foster an environment that values the contributions of and promotes dignity and respect for people from a variety of backgrounds. The individual differences, life experiences, capabilities, perspectives, and talents that our employees possess are vital to the success of our firm. We respect differences in experience level, age, race, ethnicity, disability..."