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Pirkey Barber Announces New Additions

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christopher Kindel, Rebecca Younger and Megan Myers Join Austin-Based Trademark Central

Austin IP Boutique Pirkey Barber PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Kindel, Rebecca Younger and Megan Myers. Founded in 2006 by Louis Pirkey, Bill Barber and Steve Meleen, Pirkey Barber has grown to 18 attorneys and supports some of the most recognizable and valuable brands nationally and abroad.

With more than 10 years’ experience counseling clients in trademark and copyright matters, Kindel joins as the newest member level attorney. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries and focuses his practice on trademark portfolio management, licensing, clearance, and enforcement matters. Kindel also has extensive experience counseling clients on domain name and internet issues as well as a range of copyright and technology licensing issues.

We have known and admired Chris Kindel for several years; he is not only a highly capable specialist in our field, but he also enjoys a sterling reputation among members of the trademark bar,” said Steve Meleen, Managing Member. “The combination of Chris, Rebecca and Megan adds significant expertise and energy to our practice and will help us maintain our standing as industry leaders in trademark and copyright law. We are excited to have them as part of our team.”

Younger, a new associate, earned her J.D. with Honors from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, where she received two CALI awards for Excellence in Legal Writing and Trademark Drafting. Before joining Pirkey Barber, Younger was an intern for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is currently licensed in Illinois.

Myers will focus on her practice on trademark, copyright and technology law. She earned her J.D. with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law. Myers recently took the Texas State Bar Exam and will join the firm as an associate upon admission.

About Pirkey Barber PLLC

Pirkey Barber is one of the few firms in the United States specializing exclusively in the field of trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. The firm's lawyers have represented clients in hundreds of cases in the United States in Federal Court, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and under ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. Their clients include many Fortune 500 companies as well as universities and small businesses. Pirkey Barber counsels clients on all aspects of trademark and copyright law.

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