Louis Pirkey (Pirkey Barber PLLC, USA) is one of the founding partners of the Pirkey Barber IP firm. He has impressed his colleagues and clients with his expertise for more than 30 years. In fact, The World Trademark Review, Texas Lawyer Magazine, Chambers USA Guide and Euromoney Legal Media Group have all named Lou as one of the leading lawyers in the trademark field.
INTA has greatly benefited from Lou’s involvement over the years. In addition to his various speaking engagements for INTA and his longtime committee involvement, most recently on the Pattishall Medal Project Team, Lou served on the Board of Directors and was a member of the Trademark Review Commission, the Association group whose work let to a significant revision of the U.S. federal trademark law. As a leader in the organization and the profession, Lou was one of the first members of the USPTO Trademark Public Advisory Committee.
Lou is also a charter member of INTA’s Panel of Neutrals, serves on that Committee. Indeed, he has participated as a neutral in more than 30 trademark disputes.
Beyond INTA, Lou was the first trademark attorney to serve as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), was active with WIPO and, as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, has taught future trademark lawyers for nearly two decades. INTA is filled with trademark attorneys who relied on Lou as a mentor and friend .
Peter Harvey (Harvey Siskind, LLP, USA) has been a leader in the trademark profession for more than 35 years and is consistently included on the Northern California Superlawyers ratings list. As a founding partner of Harvey Siskind, LLP, Peter offers clients expert advice on trademarks, trade dress and trade secrets, among other areas of the law.
Peter has been involved with INTA almost from the start of his practice. Throughout those years, he has dedicated his services to the Panel of Neutrals Committee, Young Practitioners Committee, Academic Committee and Programs Committee. In 2002, he took on the big job of Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. He also participated in project teams, helping to ensure that the 2009 Trademarks in the Internet Forum and the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco were a success. From 1994-1996, Peter served on the Board of Directors and, in 2008 and 2009, as INTA Counsel.
Peter has chaired several of INTA’s committees. Most notably, he led the International Committee, which played an instrumental role in expanding INTA’s global reach. In fact, many of the task forces created under the International Committee became permanent committees focusing on different regions of the world. Peter was an enthusiastic proponent of the internationalization of USTA, and helped the organization become INTA, the global force it is today.
Peter has held several trademark-related leadership roles in the American Bar Association and has been an adjunct professor of entertainment and media law at the University of San Francisco School of Law for 12 years.