Samantha Hayes Barber


Samantha Hayes Barber focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, and domain name dispute issues. Ms. Barber regularly advises clients on domestic and international trademark clearance, portfolio management, and enforcement matters. She also represents clients in trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has experience in litigation involving trademarks, unfair competition, and counterfeit goods.

In addition, Ms. Barber devotes considerable time to pro bono work. She works with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Safe Families Initiative representing victims of domestic violence in obtaining 12-month protective orders. Ms. Barber also represents a non-profit housing organization in its trademark enforcement work.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Barber gained experience working for Federal Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler in the Western District of North Carolina. During law school, she studied at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, in Lyon, France, where she earned a post-graduate diploma in International and European Law. Ms. Barber also participated in the Holderness Moot Court at the University of North Carolina School of Law and received the 2009 Gressman-Pollitt Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy.

Professional & Community Activities

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Member
Junior League of Atlanta, Member


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2011)
    with honors
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., Political Science, Minor in French (2007)
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2011)


  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia

Who We Are

Suite 2400, 214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202-2381
t +1 704.338.5103
Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.532.6903
f +1 404.529.4644

Samantha Hayes Barber

Experience Highlights

Trademark counsel for national pay-TV provider
Provide international and domestic trademark portfolio management and intellectual property counseling for a leading subscription television provider. more
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. more
Trademark litigation and portfolio management for a non-profit housing organization
Represent a non-profit housing organization's domestic and international trademark portfolio, including domestic and international oppositions and more
Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more